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Disaster Recovery Plan Template

The Franklin County Regional Emergency Planning Committee, through a project sponsored by the Western Region Homeland Security Advisory Council, created a template disaster recovery plan. The plan assists communities in deciding, before a disaster happens, what financial, organizational, and human resources will need to be addressed both short-term and long-term as they recover from a disaster. A disaster recovery plan differs from a continuity of operations plan (COOP). A COOP addresses how a business or government entity will keep operating during a disaster. A disaster recovery plan addresses how the entire community will recover after a disaster.

The Disaster Recovery Plan Template is available for download.  It can be adapted for any community. The template is written in a “mad-libs” format. Words or sections that are likely to differ from community to community have been underlined and placed in parentheses.