Disaster Preparedness • Economic Recovery • Resilience

Community Disaster Planning


This page provides resources and examples on community response plans, evacuation plans, and other areas regarding community disaster planning.


Leadership in a Time of Crisis: A Toolkit for Economic Recovery and Resiliency

IEDC is proud to announce the release of a revised Leadership in a Time of Crisis toolkit. The toolkit was developed by IEDC with nationwide input and funded in part by grants from the U.S…. …more


Collaborative Planning: Engagement of the Whole Community Webinar

The Community Preparedness Webinar Series, hosted by FEMA’s Citizen Corps Program, provides up-to-date information on community preparedness topics and resources available to emergency man… …more


Creating Disaster Resiliency: Implementing Regional Coordination and National Disaster Prevention Networks Whitepaper

A whitepaper based on BCLC’s February 2012 Systemic Community Resiliency Workshop. Over the past two decades, the cost of natural disasters in the United States has doubled from $15.6 bill… …more


Economic Development When Rebuilding – Fostering Growth after a Disaster

The Economic Development When Rebuilding — Fostering Growth after a Disaster (1999) guide by the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences gives brief direction… …more


FEMA – Community Recovery Management Toolkit

Community Recovery Management Toolkit is a compilation of guidance, case studies, tools, and training to assist local communities in managing long-term recovery following a disaster. The mat… …more


FEMA’s Emergency Support Function #14’s Long-Term Recovery Annex

FEMA’s Emergency Support Function #14’s Long-Term Recovery Annex identifies and facilitates the use of recovery funding, and provides technical assistance (such as impact analyses) for c… …more


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 recog… …more


How to Prepare for the Next Major Economic Disruption Webinar

On April 23rd, 2013 IEDC hosted a webinar on how to prepare for the next economic disruption. This included practical steps to aid your local business community. The straightforward advice w… …more


Leadership in Times of Crisis: Colorado – A Toolkit for Economic Recovery and Resiliency

Developed by IEDC with nationwide input and funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration, this Toolkit is tailored to the state of Colo… …more


Louisiana Speaks: Long-term Community Recovery Planning

Louisiana Speaks: Long-term Community Recovery Planning tool provides pre- and post-disaster planning resources for the folks in Southern Louisiana and beyond. Many resources can be adapted … …more


NADO Research Foundation Releases New Report and Website on Regional Resilience

The NADO Research Foundation has released Planning for a More Resilient Future: A Guide to Regional Approaches, a report that summarizes the rapidly-growing body of research on resilienc… …more


Post-Disaster Recovery Planning Forum: How-To Guide

This guide from the Partnership for Disaster Resilience provides a process for communities to start disaster preparedness for catastrophic events by engaging partners in identifying the crit… …more


Post-Disaster Redevelopment Planning (PDRP) in Florida

The Post-Disaster Redevelopment Planning (PDRP) in Florida identifies policies, operational strategies, and roles and responsibilities for implementation that will guide decisions that affec… …more


Survey of Local Governments in San Francisco Bay Area

This survey of local governments in San Francisco Bay Area has a business recovery chapter, which looks at how land use and the economy are tied together, demonstrating the need to plan for … …more


The Community Economic Recovery Guidebook

The State of Wisconsin recently produced the Community Economic Recovery Guidebook: Safeguarding Your Economy From Disaster, a disaster recovery guidebook designed for economic development o… …more


Webinar: Initiatives to Protect Community Assets from Disaster

Learn how Florida communities are taking initiatives to involve local businesses in a discussion of land-use decisions and redevelopment in the event of a disaster. …more