Hurricane Recovery (Part Two)
Previously, we began discussing the hurricane recovery process. We went over emergency services prioritizing the individual before focusing on essential services like power and water. This is crucial to allowing space for proper damage assessment and resource allocation. In this second part, we will continue discussing the recovery process for the short term and long term.
The longest and most complex phase is long term rebuilding. Frequently reworking building codes, this includes revitalizing damaged infrastructure like hospitals, schools, and homes. During this period, an economic recovery of businesses is key. Through financial assistance and low interest loans are a few methods to help small businesses get back on their feet.
Hurricanes can also damage the natural ecosystem of the area. Whether it is a beach or a forest, environmental focus on restoring these parts can help provide natural protection against future storms. Beyond recovering physically from all the damage, there can also be psychological damage in the population. Community support and counseling are some key services provided that can help support and boost people’s morale and spirits in the wake of a disaster. While all this can take years on end, it is all done to help recover and rebuild better and brighter than what was before.
We hope you found this second part on hurricane recovery processes to be insightful in getting you prepared this hurricane season! At AJS, we are committed to serving the Gulf Coast and beyond in moving, building, and leveling and we are here to help you and your properties. For lifting, construction, or moving, give us a call today to schedule a free consultation!