The Resource Disaster recovery : past experiences offer insights for recovering from Hurricanes Ike and Gustav and other recent natural disasters : report to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate, United States Government Accountability Office

Disaster recovery : past experiences offer insights for recovering from Hurricanes Ike and Gustav and other recent natural disasters : report to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate, United States Government Accountability Office

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Disaster recovery : past experiences offer insights for recovering from Hurricanes Ike and Gustav and other recent natural disasters : report to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate
Title
Disaster recovery
Title remainder
past experiences offer insights for recovering from Hurricanes Ike and Gustav and other recent natural disasters : report to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate
Statement of responsibility
United States Government Accountability Office
Title variation
  • Past experiences offer insights for recovering from Hurricanes Ike and Gustav and other recent natural disasters
  • Recovery insights for 2008 disasters
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This month, Hurricanes Ike and Gustav struck the Gulf Coast producing widespread damage and leading to federal major disaster declarations. Earlier this year, heavy flooding resulted in similar declarations in seven Midwest states. In response, federal agencies have provided millions of dollars in assistance to help with short- and long-term recovery. State and local governments bear the primary responsibility for recovery and have a great stake in its success. Experiences from past disasters may help them better prepare for the challenges of managing and implementing the complexities of disaster recovery. GAO was asked to identify insights from past disasters and share them with state and local officials undertaking recovery activities. GAO reviewed six past disasters-- the Loma Prieta earthquake in northern California (1989), Hurricane Andrew in south Florida (1992), the Northridge earthquake in Los Angeles, California (1994), the Kobe earthquake in Japan (1995), the Grand Forks/Red River flood in North Dakota and Minnesota (1997), and Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in the Gulf Coast (2005). GAO interviewed officials involved in the recovery from these disasters and experts on disaster recovery. GAO also reviewed relevant legislation, policies, and its previous work
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EJB
Government publication
federal national government publication
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  • illustrations
  • maps
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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United States
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  • United States
  • United States
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  • Disaster relief
  • Buildings
  • Federal aid to community development
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Disaster recovery : past experiences offer insights for recovering from Hurricanes Ike and Gustav and other recent natural disasters : report to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate, United States Government Accountability Office
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Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Oct. 29, 2008)
  • "September 2008."
  • Paper version available from: U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548
  • "GAO-08-1120."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ii, 36 pages
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: Internet from GAO web site. Address as of 10/29/08: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d081120.pdf ; current access available via PURL
Label
Disaster recovery : past experiences offer insights for recovering from Hurricanes Ike and Gustav and other recent natural disasters : report to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate, United States Government Accountability Office
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Oct. 29, 2008)
  • "September 2008."
  • Paper version available from: U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548
  • "GAO-08-1120."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ii, 36 pages
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: Internet from GAO web site. Address as of 10/29/08: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d081120.pdf ; current access available via PURL

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