Disaster Recovery Operations

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Recovery in the aftermath of natural or man-made disasters is directly related to the availability of local resources and the infrastructure and operational ability to deliver assistance from outside the affected region. RAND researchers have helped governments, militaries, and private organizations organize recovery operations during disasters, learn from past experience, and prepare for future disasters.

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    Improving Financial Resilience to Natural Disasters

    Natural disasters have grown costlier and more frequent and are having a significant financial impact on U.S. households. Low-income communities and communities of color are disproportionately affected. What programs can help improve individual and community financial resilience?

    Dec 11, 2023

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    How Do We Know Whether Federal Disaster Programs Are Equitable?

    Some U.S. communities, such as low-income or minority communities, are disproportionately affected by natural disasters. This report presents an initial methodology for how the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities grant program can assess its social equity performance in its activities aimed at reducing damage and easing recovery with predisaster actions.

    Jul 25, 2023

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