Strategies to Restore Communities After Disaster
Recovery is more than just rebuilding in the aftermath of a disaster; it’s about bringing a community together to ensure restoration activities and mitigation measures create a unity of effort. Recent events highlight the importance of focusing on recovery at every stage in the preparedness cycle, not just waiting for when a disaster will strike.
At CHHS, we recognize that every entity requires a tailored approach to meet their community needs and will empower our clients throughout the process. CHHS has quickly developed nationally recognized expertise in the recovery mission area providing services throughout the country. With first-hand experience supporting recovery efforts in large-scale events, we know how to set our clients up for success from planning to implementation. Whether your needs are for an entire jurisdiction, individual government agency or small business, CHHS will assist you every step of the way.
For more information, please contact:
Recovery Planning Program Director
(410) 706-5739 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Howard County, Maryland Ellicott City Flood Recovery Efforts
In the aftermath of both the 2016 and 2018 Ellicott City floods, recovery operations began at the onset of the disaster. Recovery coordination included facilitating tasks among the County’s recovery stakeholders, transitioning through the recovery phases, and seeking out state and federal programs to address community needs and long-term mitigation strategies.
State of Florida Volunteers and Donations Management EOC Support for Hurricane Irma
Following the impacts of Hurricane Irma in Florida, an Emergency Management Assistance Compact was fulfilled to support the recovery efforts. CHHS supported the State of Florida’s Emergency Operations Center by handling the coordination of spontaneous volunteers and donations management to address the surge of these resources and the community’s unmet needs.
Baltimore City EOC Recovery Operations for Civil Unrest
During the Emergency Operations Center activation for the Baltimore Civil Unrest, coordination with both the state and the federal recovery coordination groups was conducted. Recommendations for a recovery structure and key organizations to engage with in the following weeks and months to support recovery efforts was provided to the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management.