Phases

preparedness

Mitigation

Minimizing the effects of disaster in our communities.

Examples: building codes and zoning; vulnerability analyses; public education, buy-outs.

Preparedness

Planning how to respond to events in our communities.

Examples: preparedness plans; emergency exercises and training; warning systems; public education.

Response

How we respond to disasters or emergency situations.

Examples: search and rescue; emergency relief; HAZMAT operations.

Recovery

Returning the community to normal operations.

Examples: temporary housing; grants; long-term issues.