2020 Week of Recovery

Please save the date for the 2020 Week of Recovery, which will take place August 17-21. This weeklong event will consist of daily webinars (all at 2:00pm) covering a variety of best practices, lessons learned, and new guidance related to disaster recovery operations and programs. Presenters will discuss how COVID-19 impacts and preventative measures may affect various recovery activities.  See below for information on the individual sessions; formal invitations and webex information are to follow.

Day 1, Part 1: Damage Assessment in 2020: Lessons Learned and Federal Expectations

Panelists will discuss safely conducting field assessments during COVID-19, expectations of Federal support and state capacity, virtual data sharing, and ways damage assessment data can support federal program delivery.

Day 1, Part 2: Individual Assistance Delivery During COVID 19: Expectations and Options for Local Government

Panelists will cover the state and federal support local governments can expect if South Carolina implements FEMA Individuals and Households Program (IHP) during COVID 19. Topics will include new documentation requirements, reduced or eliminated federal presence in the field, and lessons learned from the April 13 tornadoes.

Day 2: Economic Recovery

Panelists will review strategies and available resources for economic recovery from inclement weather and COVID-19.

Day 3: Long Term Recovery Group (LTRG) Development and Management

Panelists will describe the process of establishing an LTRG, outline considerations for funding and management, and describe LTRG transition between phases of recovery and multiple disasters.

Day 4: The Shelter Transition and Housing Continuum

Panelists will discuss successful shelter transition amidst a pandemic and persistent housing challenges. The discussion will include strategies for establishing a shelter transition team and draw upon lessons learned from previous shelter transition efforts.

Day 5: Hazard Mitigation Funding Across Programs

Panelists will discuss shared goals of their programs, differences between them, and how these state agencies are working together to connect potential sub-recipients with more funding opportunities.

Contact for more information:

Katie Norris, Deputy Chief of Recovery and Mitigation
South Carolina Emergency Management Division
(803) 904 - 6323