Recent events, such as the Joplin Tornado in Missouri, earthquakes in Chile and Christchurch, and Superstorm Sandy, have highlighted a need to consider the functionality and interdependencies of buildings and infrastructure systems and the role they play in restoring the fabric of the community following a disaster event.
To address this problem, NIST manages a multi-faceted program to assist communities and the variety of stakeholders whose work and interests relate to the buildings and physical infrastructure systems of those communities. The NIST Community Resilience Program – part of a broader disaster resilience effort by the agency – complements disaster resilience efforts by Federal, state and local governments as well as by the private sector, including non-profit organizations.
NIST's Disaster Resilience program includes the following areas:
*The title has been renamed from "Community Disaster Resilience Framework" to better align this document with the National Preparedness Goal and to avoid confusion with the National Planning Frameworks.
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