Discuss the role of the federal government during the disaster recovery efforts.
Recovery efforts are crucial when a disaster devastates a community. The federal government must evaluate the extent of damage to a community to officially declare a disaster. To facilitate recovery, communities rely on the National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF) to ensure a recovery plan is in place prior to and after a disaster.
For this assignment, research a natural disaster of your choice that has affected a community within the last five years. It is acceptable to select a disaster in a major surrounding area, if preferred. Identify the community’s existing recovery plans before the disaster and evaluate how the recovery plans met the needs of the state, local and tribal governments, and the community as a whole.
In a summary (500-750 words) include the following:
Provide a brief overview of the selected disaster. Include the community involved, the frequency of disasters in the community, and the population affected by the disaster.
Discuss the role of the federal government during the disaster recovery efforts. What factors contributed to the federal government declaring it a disaster? Did the federal government offer additional support in the response and recovery efforts? If so, how?
Did the community have a mitigation plan developed prior to the disaster? Did those plans help the community in responding to and recovering from the disaster?
Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.