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Thursday, December 03, 2009

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The site invites comments regarding the following:

  • How would you define a successful disaster recovery?
  • Are there clear phases in the disaster recovery process that are useful milestones?
  • What features of Federal disaster recovery assistance are most important to you?
  • How would you measure progress and what specific metrics should be considered for a successful disaster recovery?
  • What are best practices in managing recovery from disasters?
  • What are the appropriate state, local, and tribal, roles in leading disaster recovery efforts?
  • How can the nonprofit and private sectors be better integrated into recovery?
  • What are best practices for community recovery planning that incorporates public input?
  • How can federal, state, and local disaster planning and recovery processes and programs be best coordinated?
  • As disaster recovery is primarily a state and local leadership issue, what are best practices for the timing (including start and end) and form of federal assistance and coordination?
  • What are the greatest capacity challenges that local and state governments face in disaster recovery and what are the best practices for increasing that capacity?
  • What are best practices for marshaling Federal assistance -- both financial and professional support - to support state and local efforts to recover from a disaster, and how can we work together to better leverage existing Federal grant dollars?
  • What unmet needs are common to most disasters that do not seem to be adequately addressed under the current systems and programs?
  • What are best practices for integrating economic and environmental sustainability into recovery?
  • What are best practices for integrating mitigation and resilience into recovery?
  • What else would you like us to know?

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