Recovery

Global Rapid Post-Disaster Damage Estimation (GRADE) for Hunga Tonga–Hunga Haʻapai Volcanic Eruption
This is the Global Rapid Post-Disaster Damage Estimation report on the January 15 eruption, providing estimated costs of the physical damages caused by the volcanic eruption and tsunami.
Response and Recovery after Maria Lessons for Disaster Law and Policy
This article analyzes the reasons for the flawed response to the 2017 Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and proposes improvements in future disaster policy.
Learning from Hurricane Maria's Impacts on Puerto Rico
This report explains in detail the rationale for launching the multi-year effort to study how critical buildings performed during the 2017 Hurricane Maria, as well as how emergency communications systems worked besides the summary of progress to date.
A Framework for Evaluating Electric Power Grid Improvements in Puerto Rico
This report is based on analysis performed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Lincoln Laboratory from March 2018 to July 2018 in support of Puerto Rico’s recovery plan.
Far From Recovery Puerto Rico Six Months After Hurricane Maria
This report provides an overview of conditions on the ground of recovery from the 2017 Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, as of March 2018, reviews the underlying vulnerability, and offers recommendations for a way forward to a more equitable recovery.
Hurricane Maria Three-Year Update
This report is a summary of the American Red Cross's engagement of response to and recovery efforts from the 2017 Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico for the past three years.
Post-Disaster Recovery in Puerto Rico and Local Participation
This document shows the post disaster recovery progress, the challenges and opportunities for local participation, and the potential contribution of nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and local businesses to post disaster recovery in Puerto Rico.
Case Studies on Institutional Arrangements for Recovery
These case studies describe institutional structures, legal frameworks, and management lessons gleaned from practical experience, providing recovery leaders with insights suited to their context, disaster scenarios, and institutional landscapes.
The Status of Puerto Rico’s Recovery and Ongoing Challenges Following Hurricanes Irma and María
This report provides information to help inform Congress’s understanding of the status of Puerto Rico’s recovery, including a recap of forms of federal assistance provided to Puerto Rico and considerations for improving these and future recovery efforts.
The Education Sector in Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria
This report details prestorm conditions, assesses the damage and recovery needs, and describes the courses of action represented in the recovery plan for the Education sector from the 2017 Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.