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Disaster Recovery Phase-5

Elsevier Inc.
DOI: 10.1016/b978-155558339-2/50007-3
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Publisher Summary This chapter discusses various disaster-recovery legal issues and provides statutory examples to explain them. A disaster-recovery phase is likely to involve, to a significant degree, external emergency services. The priority during this phase is the safety and well-being of human life, the handling of the emergency itself, the removal of the threat of further injury or damage, and the re-establishment of external services such as power, communications, and water. A major task during this phase is the completion of damage-assessment forms. In addition to the emergency services, the disaster-recovery phase may involve different personnel, depending upon the type of emergency. A disaster recovery team (DRT) should be nominated according to the requirements of each specific crisis. The chapter explains the necessity for organizations to plan methods of handling emergency and insurance considerations. These considerations start with the identification of a potential disaster status and the involvement of emergency services, both state and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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