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Community Resilience & Superstorm Sandy: About
this Guide

About this Guide

This is a prototype portal to resources related to all many aspects of community resilience, emergency preparedness, and disaster recovery, especially related to Superstorm Sandy of 2012.  For the most part, the materials cover New Jersey and New York.

Resilience & Recovery

The National Academies Press has published Disaster Resilience: A National Imperative as a free e-book.

The U.S. Resilience Project developed a report Priorities for America’s Preparedness: Best Practices from the Private Sector which offers examples of the kinds of capabilities and competencies that companies are creating to manage disasters and to identify their priorities for partnering with government.

The mission of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is "to lead America to prepare for, prevent, respond to and recover from disasters." FEMA provides resources to Plan, Prepare & Mitigate for a disaster as well as for disaster Response & Recovery.

FEMA also works closely with the Department of Homeland Security in disaster response, recovery, and assistance.

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