Recovery starts with ongoing emergency preparedness, and extends into:

  • Short-term recovery, lasting a few days
  • Intermediate recovery, lasting weeks to months, and
  • Long-term recovery, lasting months to years, depending on the size and scope of the disaster.

Recovery is more than the restoration of our community’s physical structures to pre-disaster conditions.

Of equal importance is providing a continuum of care to meet the needs of community members who have experienced financial, emotional or physical hardships and positioning the community to meets the needs of the future.

Meeting these needs through strengthening health and human services, social fabric, educational system, environmental sustainability, cultural resources and economic vitality, serves to enhance the resiliency of the entire community as recovery progresses.

Recovery is not a standalone process, but is part of FEMA’s National Disaster Recovery Framework that applies to all major disasters. It provides the overarching interagency response for recovery that coordinates FEMA with state and local resources, roles and responsibilities.

In a recovery situation, we will also work with the Oregon Partnership for Disaster Resilience (OPDR), Tillamook County Office of Emergency Management and other north Oregon coast communities.

Phase One: Ongoing Pre-Disaster Preparedness

  • facilitate pre-disaster recovery planning via CERT, ACR, EVC, HAM, MYN
  • execute mitigation planning and implementation
  • build community capacity and resilience
  • conduct disaster preparedness planning exercises
  • build partnerships
  • articulate protocols and recommendations in disaster plans for services to meet community needs for water, sanitation and hygiene as well as healthcare needs for children and adults
  • develop public information protocols and initiatives to keep the community informed before, during and in recovery from a disaster
  • develop and integrate a planned unity of effort with cognizant local business, local government, municipal, county, state and federal individuals and agencies

Phase Two: Planning for a Post-Disaster Future

  • identify and document existing community recovery capacity, to include an inventory of existing planning documents, policies and programs and planning documents that are applicable to post disaster recovery
  • identify current hazard material inventories (both public and private)
  • identify current machine equipment (both public and private) available for deployment in recovery
  • develop and plan documentation required for FEMA reimbursement
  • seek appropriate training in FEMA documentation
  • develop and maintain liaison with Oregon VOAB
  • seek assistance from Oregon Partnership for Disaster Resilience (OPDR) in developing a North County Post-Disaster Recovery Plan to include local, county, state and federal officials as well as the private sector and business community

We will all be involved in recovery following a disaster. The best way to prepare is to become a participant in Map Your Neighborhood, CERT, Ham Radio, or the American Red Cross and take as much training as offered.
Please avail yourself of future courses offered in disaster recovery, to be announced as they become available.

We also recommended volunteers become qualified in the Incident Command System by taking the online training.

To learn of upcoming training opportunities, please visit our EVCNB calendar.