"To help U.S. communities better withstand and rebound from the shocks of severe weather, earthquakes and other hazards, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has just issued the Community Resilience Planning Guide for Buildings and Infrastructure Systems.
The new Guide is aimed at community leaders in the public and private sectors. It lays out a practical six-step process that communities can follow to develop resilience plans to help them prepare for hazards, adapt to changing conditions and withstand and rapidly recover from disruptions. Tailored to the particular goals, hazards, needs and resources of individual communities, these plans will help governments, utility service providers, and other organizations set priorities and allocate resources for mitigating risks, maintaining vital services, and if a hazard does strike, building back better."
Download the Guide at http://www.nist.gov/el/resilience/guide.cfm.
Questions? Contact: Steve Cauffman at: Stephen.Cauffman@nist.gov