Emergency planning must take into account both short- and long-term recovery. This can pose a particular challenge since specific long-term needs can vary tremendously depending on the scope and nature of the incident. While the ultimate goal is to help the community return to its pre-disaster state, that may not always be possible depending on the nature of the disaster. Regardless of circumstances; however, the government’s role is to assist in the reestablishment of order and ensure people’s daily lives and the economies of impacted areas can return to normal functioning as swiftly as possible. Once basic needs have been provided for in the immediate wake of disaster, emergency managers and officials are responsible for implementing long-term recovery plans.
For the Recovery section of your AAR (3-4 pages), research both the short- and long-term recovery efforts for your selected event. Consider how effectively efforts promoted the return of normal community and economic functioning in the region.
- Discuss the strengths of both the short- and long-term recovery plans implemented to protect the interest of all areas affected by the disaster. This includes citizens of the community, business owners, and areas in the environment that may have been damaged.
- Discuss the weaknesses and challenges of both the short- and long-term recovery plans implemented to protect the interest of all areas affected by the disaster.
- If there remains long-term recovery work to be done, explain the current state of the situation and summarize the most important issues that still need to be addressed.
- Identify and discuss any political or legal issues that have impacted the recovery process.
- Provide your recommendations for improving short- and long-term planning processes in the area to promote quick and effective recovery, including economic recovery, from future emergency situations or disasters.
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.