Importance of Oversight for Disaster Recovery

This article provides an interesting discussion of a topic that has received far too little attention. See:  Disaster recovery in housing a multidisciplinary approach.  A few excerpts:

As the Mississippi Gulf Coast approaches the eighth anniversary of the landing of Hurricane Katrina, a look at the recovery and the impact of federal dollars that assisted the recovery seems warranted. In particular, how those federal disaster dollars have been administered and expended in the housing sector offers an interesting look into the manner in which a multidisciplinary team approach to disaster recovery can work

.The notion that the disciplines of accounting, law, auditing, engineering, environmental science and business management should be the key components in planning, implementing, executing and closing out a disaster recovery program in Mississippi had its genesis in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Then Gov. Haley Barbour recognized that the influx of billions of dollars of federal disaster recovery funds into the state required particular oversight — “disaster oversight.”

I would be interested in hearing from folks working the Superstorm Sandy recovery about any oversight efforts going on in NY. and NJ.

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2 Responses to Importance of Oversight for Disaster Recovery

  1. recoverydiva says:

    Very useful comment. Thanks, Tom.

  2. The quote below from Claire is why I continue to refer to emergency management as a field rather than a profession or a discipline. See how many disciplines are required to produce quality recovery.
    The notion that the disciplines of accounting, law, auditing, engineering, environmental science and business management should be the key components in planning, implementing, executing and closing out a disaster recovery program in Mississippi had its genesis in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

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