Resilience in the Wake of Superstorm Sandy

In the United States, there is growing awareness of and attention to the tremendous, lasting damage and loss of life in communities affected by natural disasters. This attention brings the topics of preparedness, response, and recovery to the fore. Central to these discussions is resilience: how and why some individuals, and some communities, recover more quickly and more effectively than others in the face of a natural disaster. …

This study provides unique data on and insights into the interplay of social factors, resilience, and recovery following Superstorm Sandy. … The key findings from the study, summarized below, will provide much-needed information for policymakers, emergency managers, and local leaders to build better policies, programs, and interventions to bolster resilience to future disasters. [cont. – PDF]

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