Household and Business Recovery From Disasters: Issues Related to Insurance and Disaster Assistance
Tierney, Kathleen J.
Disaster Research Center
The process of disaster recovery involves several dimensions. For persons who have sustained physical injuries, recovery entails restoration of physical well-being. Recovery also has a psychological dimension, as victims try to cope and come to terms with extreme stress, loss, and bereavement. Finally, recovery has a material and financial dimension, involving the processes by which households, businesses, and communities attempt to restore property and compensate for financial losses.
household , business , earthquakes , government assistance programs