Emergency Management Plan: Phase Four

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Section 4: Recovery phase The final stage in the emergency management program developed and implemented by the Los Angeles Unified School District is represented by the recovery. This phase occurs in the aftermath of the crisis situation and it is focused on helping the community to be restored to the standards that were existent before the emergency, or even higher standards, if this is a possibility. As the recovery phase is onset, the next logical step is that mitigating to avoid the occurrence of another crisis. In other words, there is no clear delimitation as to where the recovery phase ends and where the mitigation phase starts. In such a setting, it is safe to argue that the emergency management activity is a cyclic and ongoing one, and the phases which form it cannot be separated. This feature would also explain the distinctive numbering of the plan phases of a traditional emergency management plan and the emergency management plan at the Los Angeles Unified School District. What is also noteworthy is that the very commencement of the recovery phase is difficult to note, often times being the case for recovery to commence during or simultaneously with the stages of response. This further supports the previous theory of a cyclic nature of emergency management. "Recovery is taking all actions necessary to restore the area to pre-event conditions or better, if possible. Therefore, mitigation for future hazards plays an important part in the recovery phase
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