Disaster Preparedness • Economic Recovery • Resilience

Experiences from Past Disasters Offer Insights for Effective Collaboration after Catastrophic Events,

Experiences from Past Disasters Offer Insights for Effective Collaboration after Catastrophic Events, Government Accounting Office (GAO), July 2009, reviews five catastrophic disasters : the Loma Prieta earthquake (1989), Hurricane Andrew (1992), the Northridge earthquake (1994), the Kobe earthquake (1995), and the Grand Forks flood (1997)—to identify recovery lessons and make some recommendations to the federal government.