Disaster resilience is the capacity of a community to return to an acceptable level of functioning and structure when disaster strikes. Resilience has physical and social aspects and can be enhanced by programs and tools, many of which are presented here.
Financial Assistance for Recovery
Hurricanes typically result in Federally declared disasters. This mobilizes Federal resources for response and recovery, but there are other sources at the state and local level for assisting individuals.
Reducing Damage in Future Storms
In the weeks and months following a disaster there will be opportunies - and often funding - to use techniques that will make the building more resistant to floods, heavy rain and high winds.
Children and Disasters
This page provides links to resources useful for the whole family, but children especially, in addressing ways to reduce vulnerability to certain disasters as well as disaster preparedness, responding to and recovering from disasters.
United States citizens live in the most severe weather-prone country on Earth. Each year, Americans cope with an average of 10,000 thunderstorms, 2,500 floods, 1,000 tornadoes, and an average of six deadly hurricanes.