Recovery Lessons Learned & Information Sharing

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Welcome to the Recovery Lessons Learned & Information Sharing page. This page will serve as a national online network for the exchange of ideas surrounding the Disaster Recovery Community. We encourage feedback and contributions to help develop a “one stop shop” for those involved in planning, capacity building and disaster recovery operations.

 

Lessons Learned & Information Sharing Sections

General Recovery Issues

Recovery Core Capabilities

Planning

Pre-Disaster Plan Examples

Post-Disaster References, Plan Examples, and Educational Materials

Research and Reports

Housing

Economic

Infrastructure Systems

Health and Social Services

Natural and Cultural Resources

Recovery Leadership

Operational Coordination

Public Information

Chemical-Biological-Radiological-Nuclear

Exercises

Related Links

The purpose of this resource is to provide a listing of information and research centers located around the world dedicated to the study of natural disasters including preparedness, protection, response, recovery and mitigation. It is hosted and maintained by the Multi-disciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER). The acronym is pronounced “m-sear”. MCEER is part of the University at Buffalo, SUNY.

Multi-disciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER) Information and Research Centers

The link below provides users with Web resources on the subjects of earthquakes, natural disasters, and engineering topics. The sites and sources were selected by the Multi-disciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER) Information Service librarian staff for their usefulness, high quality, and current information. Many of these sites are gateways to further resources and are freely available to the public. The topics of this page include:

  • Building / Seismic Codes
  • Earthquake & Disaster Information
  • Earthquake, Natural Disaster & Engineering Education
  • Structural Engineering
  • Global Disasters
  • Hurricanes, Tsunamis & Floods
  • Major Earthquakes of the 20th Century
  • Natural Disasters

Materials under each topic category are further delineated. Materials include: Government documents, Academic works, Reports and surveys, Video and print media reports and stories.
This resource is hosted and maintained by the Multi-disciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER). The acronym is pronounced “m-sear”. MCEER is part of the University at Buffalo, SUNY.

Multi-disciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER) Reference Sources

The Social Vulnerability Index (SoVI®) 2006-10 measures the social vulnerability of U.S. counties to environmental hazards. The index is a comparative metric that facilitates the examination of the differences in social vulnerability among counties. SoVI® is a valuable tool for policy makers and practitioners. It graphically illustrates the geographic variation in social vulnerability. It shows where there is uneven capacity for preparedness and response and where resources might be used most effectively to reduce the pre-existing vulnerability. SoVI® also is useful as an indicator in determining the differential recovery from disasters.

Social Vulnerability Index for the United States-2006-10"

Please submit your comments or materials via the e-mail address to Kevin.Burr@fema.dhs.gov.

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09/26/2014 - 11:11
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