Appendix 3:  Checklist – Community Recovery Management – Operational Activities

Appendix 3: Checklist – Community Recovery Management – Operational Activities

Appendix 3: Checklist – Community Recovery Management – Operational Activities

Immediate (0 to 3 days)

  • Conduct immediate impact/needs assessment
    • Obtain briefing from local disaster coordinator and incident coordinator
    • What has happened?
    • Capture as much information as possible on community impact
    • What has been the impact on human-social, infrastructure, environmental and economic aspects of the community?
    • What are priority needs for the affected community and recovery operations?
    • What needs to be done to prevent further damage?
    • What hazards exist that will impact recovery operations?
  • Communicate priority needs to the Local Recovery Group to ensure all functions of recovery are aware of factors that may impact the recovery process and are working collaboratively to find solutions that support the affected community
  • Contact and alert the Local Recovery Group
  • Activate and brief relevant partners/stakeholders from human-social, infrastructure, economic and natural environment agencies/organisations
  • Establish data collection and management systems
  • Establish two way communications with affected persons
  • Implement systems to manage the wellbeing of recovery personnel
  • Provide clear information and advice to media and non-impacted persons on how they can help
  • Establish a management structure, assign responsibilities and define reporting processes
  • Implement actions to address priority needs
  • Communicate planned actions to affected communities, functional recovery teams and stakeholder organisations.

Short to medium term

  • Review immediate actions
    • Are priority needs being met?
    • Were any missed in immediate assessment or have new ones emerged?
  • Coordinate an ongoing impact assessment process through multi-agency deployment and inputs
  • Continue to evaluate short to medium term impact/needs assessment
    • What are evolving short to medium term needs?
  • Engage with community leaders to discuss longer-term governance and planning
  • What plans/programs/relationships/activities/groups existed before the disaster event that might contribute to the recovery effort?
  • Implement outreach programs if required
  • Ensure that persons displaced from ‘home’ communities are provided with mechanisms and strategies to re-engage with their ‘home’ communities
  • Develop a strategy to avoid excessive or unwanted services
  • Establish processes and systems for managing donations of monies and goods and offers of help.

Long term (ongoing)

  • Conduct review of short to medium term activities
    • Are priority needs being met?
    • Were any missed in immediate and short-term assessment or have new activities emerged?
  • Continue the needs assessment process to inform planning, support and service provision
  • Empower and support affected communities to manage their own recovery
  • Consider providing executive and administrative support and specific expertise as required
  • Advocate on behalf of affected communities to government and authorities for financial and resource support
  • Establish ongoing information provision
  • Communicate planned actions to affected communities, functional recovery teams and stakeholder organisations

Transition

  • Work with affected communities to determine appropriate timing and processes for transition from recovery to normal services
  • Ensure services are in place to support ongoing needs of affected persons
  • Identify to government and organisations long term changes in the community environments resulting from the disaster event (for example, population or industry changes)
  • Communicate planned actions to affected communities, recovery teams and stakeholder groups.