Recovery Planning Guidance


Acceptance is a central concept for pre-event disaster recovery planning. Once a city accepts that a major hazard event will occur the dialogue between stakeholders (government, civil society and commerce) can begin. Acceptance clears the way for in-depth risk analysis, dialogue on what to do about the risks and then the actions needed recovery after the event occurs. Simply look to Roseville, CA., Berkeley, CA., and Tulsa, OK to observe the benefits of acceptance. Acceptance allows the government to form partnerships with civil society and commerce to work on recovery plans as a “whole community project.” Look at the SPUR website in San Francisco to see how this is being done. Once acceptance occurs is more city departments are brought into the analysis, dialogue, action process, because the issue is no longer one for the Emergency Management and Safety sectors, but the city at large.



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Idea No. 702