Rehabilitation and Reconstruction [chapter]

Elizabeth S. Temin, Michelangelo Bortolin, Alice Venier
2016 Ciottone's Disaster Medicine  
There are four phases of emergency management as noted in the following: 1. Preparedness: Planning a response to a disaster. 2. Response: Activities that occur immediately after a disaster. These actions are designed to provide emergency assistance to victims. This phase usually lasts a few days to a few weeks. 3. Recovery: Returning the community to normal or near normal. This phase may last for many years. 4. Mitigation: Preventing or reducing the effects of a disaster. This phase should be
more » ... tegrated into the other three. 1 This chapter discusses the third and least understood phase of emergency management: recovery. 2 Recovery is a multifactorial process including the physical reconstruction of homes and public buildings, transportation, and basic services infrastructure, as well as psychological mending of
doi:10.1016/b978-0-323-28665-7.00059-5 fatcat:kfrlpjs34fcahek76h3jow2jke