Disaster recovery is about rebuilding, restoring and returning to everyday life.  Response focuses on life safety, removing debris, returning people to their homes, rebuilding transportation, infrastructure, the environment, coastal and historical needs.

Recovery can be broken into three phases: 

  • Short term: Days
  • Intermediate: Weeks to Months
  • Long-Term: Months to Years

Depending on the disaster type & size, these phases will vary in length.