Pre-Disaster Planning for Catastrophic Disasters Recovery   [open pdf - 87KB]

"The Oregon Natural Hazards Workgroup (ONHW) at the University of Oregon's Community Service Center began assessing the need for a holistic approach to post-disaster recovery planning in the Cascadia Region, following the 2004 Sumatra earthquake and tsunami and Hurricane Katrina in 2005. These events proved that most communities are ill-prepared to undertake the long-term, post-disaster recovery and reconstruction efforts necessary to bring a community back following a catastrophic disaster. The goals of this initiative are to (1) build local capacity to identify catastrophic post-disaster long-term recovery issues in coastal communities, and (2) develop long-term recovery plans for coastal communities. Our intent is to establish a holistic and systematic recovery planning initiative for communities, special districts, community organizations, and professional associations in the Cascadia Region (California, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia). This initiative would build upon Oregon's successful collaborative hazard mitigation planning model. The intent is to provide a comprehensive, cost-effective approach for partners to bring together resources -- both human and financial -- to enhance disaster safety and establish long-term recovery strategies for both individual communities and the region as a whole. This memorandum briefly describes the need for the initiative as well as some of the proposed activities and outcomes of the initiative."

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Coastal Services Center (U.S.): http://www.csc.noaa.gov/
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Coastal Zone 07. Portland, Oregon. July 22 to 26, 2007
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