Disaster Resilience Toolkit for Counties

NACo has partnered with IBTS to create this Disaster Resilience Toolkit for Counties. With the increasing occurrence and severity of hazardous events, like Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Nate in the Gulf, the 2017 wildfire season out West and the Las Vegas massacre, it is more important than ever for counties to incorporate resilience into planning and preparedness efforts. This toolkit aims to aid county leaders as they work to prevent disasters within their communities. It contains information on strategies, timelines, financial management, funding opportunities and best practice case study examples for each phase of the emergency management cycle, for all major hazards.

This toolkit is featured as part of the IBTS Online Help and Advice for Natural Disasters (OnHAND) online resource. Content created specifically by NACo for counties are marked with the NACo logo. Scroll down to start using the toolkit.

Since 2013, the National Association of Counties’ Resilient Counties Initiative has worked to bolster counties’ abilities to thrive amid changing physical, environmental, social and economic conditions. Through its solutions-oriented programming, the initiative tackles a wide range of issues, from the green economy and nature-based infrastructure to water quality and floodplain management.
IBTS OnHAND is a free, online resource developed by the Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) to assist communities when preparing for, responding to, and recovering from natural disasters.


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