Pre‐Disaster Planning for Post‐Disaster Recovery: Case Studies
In coordination with a consultant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the University of Oregon’s Community Planning Workshop (CPW) researched four post‐disaster recovery plans (PDRPs) developed by select communities in the United States. The purpose of this research was to find innovative post‐disaster plans that incorporate effective strategies for recovery with the intent of evaluating strategies for providing credit for such efforts as part of the Community Rating System (CRS). The case studies focus on communities at risk for flooding. While some of these communities participate in the CRS associated with FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), others are not currently participants in this program.