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Tough decisions are to be expected in any community’s disaster recovery process.  Communities will be presented with multiple recovery alternatives whose benefits and challenges may not always be obvious or be supported with unilateral agreement.   Sustainable community recovery is dependent upon not only the thorough analysis of recovery alternatives, but also informing decision makers and the public of the benefits and challenges of each recovery alternatives based on predefined criteria.


  • Technical Feasibility
  • Economic Benefits
  • Environmental Impact
  • Community Acceptance
  • Staffing, Funding and Maintenance
  • Political Support
  • Historical Projects of similar scope or magnitude
  • Legal Authority
  • Ability to migrate disaster or improvement community resiliency
  • Increase the resiliency or at-risk group
  • Offer a significant benefit to the community in relation to its cost.
  • Have an organization with appropriate authority to coordinate implementation.