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Leveraging partnerships for long-term recovery and smart growth resiliency

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Tomic, Leslie ; Kieber, Rabi

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2019

Publication

In: Campbell, Lindsay K.; Svendsen, Erika; Sonti, Nancy Falxa; Hines, Sarah J.; Maddox, David, eds. Green readiness, response, and recovery: A collaborative synthesis. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-185. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service: 242-253.

Abstract

On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy made landfall and caused extraordinary devastation across the northeastern United States (Figure 1). It was the second costliest disaster in the United States at the time and damaged some of the most densely populated areas of the country. The impacted area spanned county, regional, and state boundaries, encompassed entities that did not normally collaborate, and brought issues to light that were typically addressed independently by a variety of government authorities. With the complexity of the disaster and extent of damage, individuals that were involved in the response and recovery efforts inherently knew that longterm recovery would extend out many years, even decades, into the future and would require an immense amount of coordination and resources. The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) New York Joint Field Office (JFO), located in Queens, NY, was the headquarters for disaster coordination for New York during the initial phase of recovery.

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Tomic, Leslie; Kieber, Rabi. 2019. Leveraging partnerships for long-term recovery and smart growth resiliency. In: Campbell, Lindsay K.; Svendsen, Erika; Sonti, Nancy Falxa; Hines, Sarah J.; Maddox, David, eds. Green readiness, response, and recovery: A collaborative synthesis. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-185. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service: 242-253. https://doi.org/10.2737/NRS-GTR-P-185-paper17.

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