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 Long-Term Community Recovery 



NIMS Category:      
Primary Agency:     SRU Emergency Management Administrative Team
Support Agencies:  SRU Finance and Administrative Affairs
                                County Emergency Management Agency

A. Purpose
Emergency Support Function (ESF) # 12 – Long Term Community Recovery assigns responsibilities and provides for coordination during the recovery period following a disaster including providing assistance to affected individuals.
B. Scope
1.     Long Term Recovery support entails the development of initial disaster situation reports, the coordination and deployment of the disaster assessment teams.
2.     Potential Operations include:
        • Identification of damaged property.
        • Determination of the value of the damage.
3.     The Commonwealth and its political subdivisions have available various governmental and volunteer emergency services, organizations and facilities to cope with limited, disruptive emergencies. The provision of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act are designed to supplement these efforts when the magnitude of the disaster is beyond the ability of the University to meet these needs.

Situations & Assumptions
A.     SRU has primary response and recovery obligations, and the Borough or Township can provide supplemental support when requested. The Borough or Township may determine that additional resources are needed and may request assistance from the County. The County in turn may request assistance from the state government.
B.     Federal financial assistance is available through several grant programs, usually only after a federal declaration of emergency.
C.     Federal emergency financial assistance is available to an applicant only if established criteria are met and only within the parameters established for each program disaster event.
D.     Comprehensive damage assessment information is essential as the basis of a request by the Governor for federal assistance.
E.     The resources and services available from private disaster relief organizations often are offered in conjunction with similar relief efforts local, county, state and federal governments but such aid also is provided interdependently by its sponsors.

Concept of Operations
A. General

1.     A thorough assessment of damage will be conducted and the information will be analyzed to determine the immediate needs of the University. A determination will be made whether to seek further assistance.
2.     Information will be shared with appropriate agencies and organizations to facilitate their ability to render aid.
3.     SRU Incident Command Center will remain activated until such time as it no longer is necessary to coordinate emergency response and recovery operations formally or actively.