Activity 5: Develop Disaster Resilience Profile

In Step 2 a�� Activity 1: Developing a Risk Profile, you worked with the Hazard Risk Assessment (HRA) tool and report to develop a Risk Profile for your community. Now you will develop an Integrated Disaster Resilience Profile to form a clear picture of your communitya��s disaster resilience. This profile will consider all of the categories you have worked with a�� community resources, disaster management and the specific hazards you assessed in the Rural Resilience Index (RRI) and the Hazard Resilience Index (HRI).

Developing the Integrated Disaster Resilience Profile will allow you to think through some of these more complex relationships between risk and resilience. Your profile will provide a portrait of resilience. It shows where your community is doing well, and where it could benefit from improvement. The result may help you decide on priorities and goals when it comes to developing your communitya��s Disaster Resilience Plan (see Step Four).

To develop your Disaster Resilience Profile go to the a�?My Tools & Reportsa�� page and create Custom Reports: Rural Resilience Report and a Hazard Report.

Custom Reports allow you to specify what data you would like to report on.

  1. Rural Resilience Report: this report provides options to view data that you collected and entered in the Rural Resilience Index (RRI) tool.
  2. Hazard Report: this report provides options to view data that you collected and entered into both the Hazard Resilience Index (HRI) and the Hazard Risk Assessment (HRA). The Hazard Report allows you to combine HRA and HRI data into one report.

The Custom Reports can be printed, saved or exported in order for you to be able to organize and display your findings in a variety of formats (such as graphs, written reports, lists, etc.) that help make this information understandable to others in your community.

Use the reports to complete the Disaster Resilience Profile. You should review your findings and consider how different resilience factors might influence each other, either increasing risk or reducing resilience. For example, having the first response facilities located in an area of high fire or flooding risk might decrease a resilient first response ability. Or a low number of elders participating in community events might combine with low hazard awareness, putting those seniors at even greater risk during a disaster.

At this point in the process it is a good idea to get the word out. Make your Integrated Disaster Resilience Profile available to community members a�� on paper or electronically a�� and let them know where to find it. By getting feedback and input from your community on the Profile, you can refine it.

To develop a resilience profile, click on the Integrated Resilience Profile Template link on the top right side of this page.