National Disaster Recovery Framework: Tribal Disaster Recovery Managers Responsibilities   [open pdf - 0B]

"Successful recovery depends on all recovery stakeholders having a clear understanding of pre- and post-disaster roles and responsibilities. In keeping with the National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF) principles, clearly defined roles and responsibilities are a foundation for unity of effort among all recovery partners to jointly identify opportunities, foster partnerships and optimize resources. The local government has the primary role of planning and managing all aspects of the community's recovery. Individuals, families and businesses look to local governments to articulate their recovery needs. Those plans should include a Continuity of Government (C O G) and Continuity of Operations (C O O P) Plan. Local government may become overwhelmed and need staffing, recovery expertise, leadership or other assistance. State and Federal officials work with local governments in the development and implementation of their plans and recovery efforts when needed and requested. [...] Tribal governments, as sovereign nations, govern and manage the safety and security of their lands and community members. Many Tribal government borders cross multiple counties and States, presenting a unique challenge in planning response and recovery efforts."

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