Post Disaster Resources

Want guidance for post-disaster redevelopment?

The following is a list of useful links related to post-disaster redevelopment. It includes links to planning research, case studies, recovery topics and best management practices for disaster planning.

PDRP Guide

This is the Post-Disaster Redevelopment Planning - A Best Practices Guide for Florida communities prepared by the Florida Department of Community Affairs/Florida Division of Emergency Management. PDRP Guide (PDF)

Post-Disaster Redevelopment Plans (PDRP)

This is a resource site for communities preparing or interested in Post-Disaster Redevelopment Plans (PDRPs). It has links to post-disaster redevelopment pilot plans prepared by Hillsborough, Nassau, Palm Beach, Manatee, Sarasota and Polk Counties.
Pilot Projects

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

This is an online guidance for the post-disaster period which includes, information about rebuilding resources, volunteer work, disaster assistance and insurance.
Strengthening Disaster Recovery for the Nation, September 2011 (PDF)

Environment Protection Agency

This includes smart growth strategies developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and, State and local partners for post-disaster recovery.
Smart Growth Strategies

United States Green Building Council

This is a comprehensive resource for green building strategies, climate adaptation and planning for resiliency.
Planning for Resilience

Division of Historical Resources, Florida Department of State Division of Emergency Management

This is a comprehensive manual that focuses on actions that a community can take, in coordination with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Florida Division of Emergency Management, and Florida Division of Historical Resources, to ensure that historic resources are appropriately considered in emergency management activities.
Disaster Planning for Florida’s Historic Resources

American Planning Association (APA)

This is a collaborative and multidisciplinary research conducted by the APA's Hazard Planning Center about post-disaster recovery and best practices for rebuilding sustainably after a disaster.
Hazards Planning Center

This includes a set of resources related to planning for resiliency (including a toolbox for planners), that have been compiled by the Florida Chapter of American Planning Association (APA).

Florida Division of Emergency Management

This includes land use planning strategies and best development practices for minimizing vulnerability.
Florida Best Management Practices