The emergency management aspect that occurs after the emergency is 'recovery'. This includes measures taken to re-establish the normal pattern of life of individuals, families and communities that have been affected by an emergency.
The Emergency Management Act 2005 defines Recovery as the support of emergency affected communities in the reconstruction and restoration of physical infrastructure, the environment and community, psychosocial and economic wellbeing.
Successful recovery relies on these six principles:
• understanding the context
• recognising complexity
• using community-led approaches
• ensuring coordination of all activities
• employing effective communication
• acknowledging and building capacity
This link provides more information about the National Principles for Disaster Recovery.
• Restoring essential services
• Public Information
• Providing Temporary Housing
• Providing Counselling programs
• Managing public appeals
• Restoring Public Assets
• Financial support and assistance
• Economic impact studies
• Initiating reconstruction tasks
• Long term medical support