Hurricane Aftermath: Successfully Navigating the Disaster Recovery Process

ICMA offers resources and a free webinar to help address questions.

ARTICLE | Sep 5, 2017

As communities across Texas and Louisiana are left with the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey, they will soon be faced with making decisions that will shape their path to recovery. The recovery process can be long and complex. However, recovery can also be an opportunity. If managed successfully, communities can recover from the disaster stronger, safer, and more resilient. Making strategic and timely decisions about the recovery approach is critical to any long-term recovery plan. In addition to new and timeless resources which can be found here in our Topics Area,  ICMA hosted a webinar on September 12 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time which is available on demand. 

The webinar included an overview of:

  • What you need to know about available disaster programs.
  • FEMA public assistance.
  • FEMA mitigation.
  • HUD funding provided through the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery.

Presenters include ICMA member Paul J. Shives, business administrator of Tom's River, New Jersey, which was ground zero during hurricane Sandy and Mark Misczak and Matthew Hochstein of Hagerty Consulting.

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