Disaster Preparedness • Economic Recovery • Resilience

Guide – Community Response to Technological Disasters

The purpose of the “Community Response to Technological Disasters” guidebook is to help community officials and individuals throughout a region affected by a technological disaster recognize, identify and mitigate the adverse psychological effects associated with these events.

The guidebook has become an assessment tool and road map, enabling communities and individuals alike to understand what a technological disaster is, how it differs from a natural disaster, what to expect during the disaster, and in the years following the event. The guidebook provides information on where to find help. Although natural disasters occur more often, technological, or man-made, disasters tend to have a greater, more profound emotional impact on people.