Like most kinds of planning, disaster resilience planning involves a set of activities. These activities may include some or all of the following:
The planning process continues as you implement the Plan. Regularly check the progress you have made, adjust goals and actions when necessary, and continue to take action until the desired changes have been made.
In this activity you will take steps to create a vision of your communitya��s disaster resilience which will lead directly to considering the shorter term steps – the goals – that will help you reach your communitya��s vision.
Once your vision is set, you will identify develop goals for your communitya��s resilience. Your goal or goals will be based on the results of the assessment of your communitya��s risk and resilience.
In this Activity, you will identify strategies that will help your community to reach its goals. These strategies will lead to actions that Strategies determine ways of reaching your goals.
At this point in the planning process, your team will already have much of the information you need to put together a Disaster Resilience Plan. Your plan should clearly define the tasks to be accomplished, along with who will be doing the work, and a schedule for completing the tasks.
In Liona��s Head, ON the Rural Disaster Resilience resources fostered a pro-active response to storm surges and associated winter road conditions, later outlined in the communitya��s Rural Disaster Resilience Enhancement Plan. Drawing from the outcome of the assessment process, Liona��s Head identified both short and long term goals for realizing a collective vision of community disaster resilience. This vision included: raising awareness of hazards and disaster risks, promoting an understanding of local hazards and vulnerabilities, and improving the communitya��s ability to address vulnerabilities.