Picking Up The Pieces. Disaster Recovery Series: Rebuilding

Session Time: 
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 3:35pm to 4:50pm
Field of Study: 

When the disaster itself is over, governments need to help the community recover and rebuild. These efforts focus on both short-term issues such as safety, clean-up, and restoration of infrastructure and government services; and long-term resiliency efforts including rebuilding in ways that enable the community to withstand future storms. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is part of that process and helps communities reduce risk, emergency officials preparefor all hazards, and people get back on their feet after their lives are disrupted by a disaster. Experts presenting this session will discuss topics including how to help your community immediately after an emergency; prioritize areas for rehabilitation and rebuilding; and use the lessons learned to lower the risks and costs of the next disaster.

Chief Financial Officer
City of New Bedford, Massachusetts
Disaster Recovery Manager
City of Longmont, CO