Publication Outlines Urban and Rural Disaster-Recovery Approaches

Urban, oceanfront communities and rural, inland communities wrestle with very different disaster recovery and redevelopment issues. A planning guide for Georgia names these differences and charts a recovery path that includes cost estimates, funding sources, and key partners.

These findings have been shared with local officials and planners, regional groups, the Georgia Climate Conference, and the American Meteorological Society Conference. In addition, the guideā€™s pilot communities of Chatham County and Brantley County have each drafted comprehensive recovery and redevelopment procedures, and the state aims to help other communities develop similar plans as funds become available.

NOAA's National Coastal Zone Management Program and Georgia Coastal Management Program played leading roles in the development of the guide. NOAA's Office for Coastal Management worked closely with the state coastal program to fund and facilitate this work. (2017)

More Information: Post-Disaster Recovery and Redevelopment Planning

Partners: Georgia Coastal Management Program