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FEMA Case Study Library

Reallocating Funding to Achieve Recovery Goals

Illinois 2012 Tornadoes Learning Objective: Examine how the State of Illinois was able to re-prioritize existing funding and resources to meet the recovery needs of communities following a string of severe tornadoes in 2012 that did not meet Presidential disaster declar

Collaborating to Build Resilience

Hurricane Sandy, 2012 Learning Objective: Examine a regional approach used to improve infrastructure resilience following a major hurricane and analyze its impacts on regional recovery and FEMA’s steady-state interagency coordination practices. 

Community Flood Risk Reduction

Galena, Alaska - Flood Recovery Learning Objective: Share the steps taken and lessons learned by a rural community in central Alaska to integrate resilience into rebuilding efforts and be better prepared for future flood events.

The Galena Ball Field

Glaena, Alaska - Flood Recovery Learning Objective: Discuss the benefits of a non-traditional recovery project in a rural, remote location and analyze how this community-building project contributed to overall resilience for the Galena community.

Energy Generation

Galena, Alaska - Flood Recovery Learning Objective: Analyze the decision-making process utilized in Galena post-disaster to institute a sustainable and efficient energy generation project during the community’s recovery period from a devastating flood.

Locally Executed, State Managed, Federally Supported Recovery

Hurricane Irma Recovery in Florida Learning Objective: Review and analyze the community-focused coordination approach the State of Florida utilized to improve collaboration and expedite recovery efforts following Hurricane Irma.

Pre-Planning and Community Participation

Ellicott City, 2016 - Flash Flooding Recovery Learning Objective: Evaluate the impact that pre-disaster planning and community participation had on shaping economic recovery after a dangerous flood in a historic city.

Connecticut’s Crumbling Concrete

Coordinating Federal Resources for a Non-Stafford Act Event Learning Objective: Examine the collaborative federal interagency assistance initiative in Connecticut to address a non-declared emergency event: crumbling concrete foundations in thousands of residential homes

Colorado United Recovery Symposium

Facilitating Connections Among Peer Communities Learning Objective: Analyze the methods used by the State of Colorado to manage disaster recovery and unite local leaders after the 2013 flood event.

Yarnell, Arizona Wildfire Recovery

A Coordinated Network of Recovery Support Learning Objective: Examine how Arizona applied its Disaster Recovery Framework to leverage federal and philanthropic resources to recover from a complex, non-declared wildfire disaster that devastated a small community