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1 Disaster Recovery - After 72 Hours - Jim LaMorte Smart Risk Control, Inc.

2 2 Canterbury NZ Earthquake

3 Canterbury EQ – Sept 2010 No fatalities Roads damaged Power out to 75% of Christchurch Water pipes broke where liquefaction Sewer system out in some places for 6 weeks 40,000 of 160,000 buildings need repair More than 500 homes must be rebuilt Thousands of properties must be re-surveyed 3

4 Christchurch Earthquake

5 Christchurch EQ – Feb Fatalities Central Business District still closed 100,000 homes damaged; 10,000 require demolition 450 mobile homes on sites across city Plan for 500 modular homes Some areas may be abandoned due to land damage Residents offered relocation under insurance 5

6 Comprehensive Emergency Management Local Gov Recovery Preparedness Mitigation Assess Risks Event Level of Effort Business Continuity Business as Usual Time Community Recovery Response Short-Term Recovery

7 7 Physical Effects Damage to Buildings Loss of infrastructure Altered landscapes Environmental contamination

8 8 Social Effects Stress Focus on short- term family objectives Delay of community social programs Widening gaps in economic classes

9 9 Economic Effects Loss of businesses Loss of jobs Reduced cash flow Ripple effects

10 10 Community Recovery Defined Coordinated actions to limit losses, reduce suffering, and restore the psycho-social and economic viability of the community.

11 What Are the Recovery Objectives? Return things as they were? = return to risks Help those in need? = Needs differ Assist in rebuilding? = Some move away Support local authority? = Tax base 11

12 Short-Term Recovery Allow those affected access to their homes and businesses Facilitate salvage Remove debris Encourage those affected to tell their stories Quickly provide some infrastructure Support local businesses 12

13 No Single Organization Can Do it All Not those affected Not those unaffected Not the local govt Not the province Not the NGOs Not the businesses Not the institutions It takes them all 13

14 Volunteers in Recovery Disasters generate an outpouring of altruism Volunteers can significantly influence the timeliness and success of recovery Able to provide services that organizations cannot They will come, so we better be ready 14

15 15 Neighbours helping neighbours can build strong community bonds Unless volunteers are properly managed, they can complicate recovery efforts. Volunteer management should be assigned to skilled recovery staff Management of Volunteers

16 Volunteers in State of Florida 3,100 vols helped clean up over several weeks Estimate for professional cleanup: = $8 million The actual cost: = $1.4 million due to volunteers Volunteers shortened cleanup time from 90 days to about 55 days 16 Florida Tornado, 1998

17 17 University of Canterbury, 2011

18 18 Japan Cat Network is a registered non-profit organization dedicated to trap, neuter and return (TNR) as a means of helping Japan’s stray and abandoned cat population. registered non-profit organization ジャパン・タイムズ取材の関連記事 Japan EQ-Tsunami, 2011

19 19 Japan EQ-Tsunami, 2011

20 Volunteers Can Help With Short-Term Recovery… Animal Care Child Care Communication Damage Assessment Debris Removal Elder Care Housing, Temporary International Services 20 Mobile Feeding Sanitation Services Stress Relief Spiritual Care Translation Transportation Warehousing

21 Activity: Think Tank Discuss the Questions on Short-Term Recovery for Your Table You will have 30 minutes Select a Spokesperson Will have 3 minutes to summarize key points 21

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23 Group Assignments for Think Tank Podium Topics 1-A Topics 1-B Topics 1-C Topics 1-D

24 Thank You! 24 Send comments to: Jim LaMorte

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26 Disaster Recovery - After 72 Hours - Jim LaMorte Smart Risk Control, Inc.

27 27 Kobe Earthquake

28 28 Okanagan Mtn. Park Fire – Kelowna 2003

29 29 Katrina, New Orleans

30 30 Chile Earthquake

31 31 Japan Tsunami

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33 Comprehensive Emergency Management Local Gov Recovery Preparedness Mitigation Assess Risks Event Level of Effort Business Continuity Business as Usual Time Community Recovery Response Long-Term Recovery

34 Reconstruct, replace homes, businesses and infrastructure Support those who decide to move elsewhere Build Back Better Mitigate Hazards – Land use Enhance Environmental Quality Secure Energy Sources Enhance Local Economic Vitality Enhance Community Quality of Life Promote local economy 34

35 35 Individual Ability to Recover Differs Individual, family, and community recovery is influenced by social and economic conditions.

36 Volunteers Can Help With Long-Term Recovery… Advocacy Child Care Communication Construction, Repair Elder Care Funds Management Goods Management Housing Relocation 36 Legal Services Mass Care Long Term Mitigation Planning Mobile Feeding Rebuilding Spiritual Care Training Transportation

37 Volunteers in New Orleans Volunteer Projects Still Underway 5 years after Katrina Reconstruction of homes Sports fields for schools Park landscaping Tool Lending Library 37

38 Canberra Wildfire “…Volunteering helped community members transform their feelings of being victims into ones of empowerment, thereby creating a positive basis for long term recovery.” 38

39 Volunteer opportunities Coastline watchers Pre-oil landfall beach cleanup Local bird survey Beach and wildlife monitoring Seabird rehabilitation 39 Florida State BP Oil Spill, 2010

40 Fairfax County, Virginia Volunteer Mobilization Team – To Organize and Deploy Volunteers Clear debris Distribute water and blankets Answer county hotline phones Distribute food and water Serve as a project coordinator Assist case management agencies 40

41 Mitigation may be defined as... Actions taken before the next disaster to automatically reduce: The chance of damage, and/or The adverse consequences Could be called Prevention, Loss Reduction, Risk Management, other…

42 Mitigation Windows 1.During Initial Construction 2.During Planned Reconstruction 3.Retrofitting for Mitigation 4.Reconstruction Following Disaster (Recovery Phase)

43 Hurricane Protection - Florida Students helped elderly residents by installing hurricane shutters, roof protection Local business partners included Home Depot and Southeast Metal Corp., provided instruction and materials

44 Flood Mitigation - Maryland Local Government and many private-sector organizations such as American Trust Bank, CSX Transportation, Lowe's Home Center Volunteers and professional contractors raised major appliances to prevent damage from floods In the homes of elderly and low-income residents of the county.

45 Earthquake Protection – Oakland Students spent Spring Break helping residents in 300 housing units Weather-proofed doors and windows Strapped water heaters to walls Secured heavy objects so they would not block exits or cause injuries Business partners included Home Depot

46 Activity: Think Tank Discuss the Questions on Long-Term Recovery for Your Table You will have 30 minutes Select a Spokesperson Will have 3 minutes to summarize key points 46

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48 Group Assignments for Think Tank Podium Topics 2-A Topics 2-B Topics 2-C Topics 2-D

49 Thank You! 49 Send comments to: Jim LaMorte


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