Hamilton County Disaster Recovery Framework
Hamilton County is vulnerable to a variety of hazards that threaten its residents, businesses, and environment. The Disaster Recovery Framework establishes a clear path to ensure that the county will be adequately prepared to recover from events caused by these hazards. This Disaster Recovery Framework (Framework) outlines and explains the roles and responsibilities for all participating agencies and organizations. The Framework discusses how coordination occurs pertaining to recovery activities with Federal, State, local government, the private sector and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs).
The framework provides guidance by defining the roles and responsibilities for all participants in order to ensure that they are prepared to begin the recovery process during and immediately following the Response phase; focusing first on shortterm recovery and eventual transition to long-term needs. This framework describes recovery activities in a general sense and provides steps for participants to follow in order to be prepared for disaster recovery and reconstruction.
Depending on the size and severity of the disaster event, the community will have to determine a new “normal” postdisaster. Since recovery activities could take years to complete, there is potential for recovery activities to be ongoing as well as continuously updated based on the event that has occurred.
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