Recovery activities begin as soon as possible after an emergency begins. Waiting for response activities to scale down or stop before starting recovery activities can make problems worse.
For a significant emergency, representatives of recovery agencies (DHS, Red Cross, etc.) are included in the municipal emergency management group. The group will usually have an ongoing management role if the recovery process is protracted or a wide range of recovery activities is involved.
Recovery includes, but is not limited to, the provision of material needs to affected persons, the provision of personal support services (e.g. counselling, advocacy, etc.) and emergency and/or temporary accommodation.
Moira Shire Council, through the Municipal Emergency Management Planning Committee, is continually preparing for its response and recovery roles by planning, resourcing, testing and exercising.