This document attempts to fill knowledge gaps regarding the role of the private sector in disaster recovery and draws from the wider body of knowledge and from documented experiences of past and present disaster planning and recovery.
Disasters by Design offers a way to view, study, and manage hazards in the United States that will help foster disaster-resilient communities, higher environmental quality, inter- and intragenerational equity, economic sustainability, and an improved
The purpose of this Tornado Recovery Advisory is to provide background on the tornado hazard in the Southeast. The general population, home owners and renters, policy makers, local officials, builders, and building departments should understand that
This book offers comprehensive yet succinct guidance on the preparation, assessment, and management of a full range of disasters, both natural and man-made. More than 200 contributors carefully outline the basics of disaster management and provide
This report assesses American Red Cross' activities to three of the major hurricanes that struck US in the last years, particularly focusing on the issue of responding to individual needs, in order to rebuild their communities, as a fundamental part of
On September 5, 1996, Hurricane Fran made landfall near Cape Fear, North Carolina, and generated considerable rainfall, moderately high winds, and storm surge and waves along the coast. This report focuses on the damages along the North Carolina coast