Community resilience is the ability to prepare for anticipated hazards, adapt to changing conditions, and withstand and recover rapidly from disruptions. Activities, such as disaster preparedness—which includes prevention, protection, mitigation, response and recovery—are key steps to resilience.
NIST manages a multi-faceted program, assisting communities and stakeholders on issues related to buildings and the interdependencies of physical infrastructure systems. The Community Resilience Program, part of NIST's broader disaster resilience work, complements efforts by others in the public and private sectors. NIST focuses on research, community planning and guidance and stakeholder engagement.
HOW CAN STATES GET THE MOST BANG FOR THEIR DISASTER BUCK?
Dr. Jennifer Helgeson sat down with Federal News Radio to discuss how the EDGe$ tool can be used to help communities prioritize decisions on hazard mitigation. >>Listen to the interview here