Recovery is the stage where societal resources are organized to allow restoration from post-disaster effects. It is also the time to prepare for future disasters. For example, lessons learnt in disaster recovery have contributed to the development of national preparedness in the U.S. With all your concerted efforts as to take self-care initiatives, assume civic responsibility to rebuild the community, and strengthen resilience, disaster-triggered damages may become smaller and the recovery process speedier [1]. You can also incorporate lessons learnt from previous disasters in recovery efforts to build a better-prepared and safer community against future disasters.

This section covers information for the public, community leaders and residents, disaster workers and supervisors, so that whatever role you play, you know how you can contribute to support disaster recovery.