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cover of the final 2019 Hawaii Disaster Recovery Preparedness Guidance

Through a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Regional Coastal Resilience Grant, the Hawaiʻi Sea Grant College Program together with the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Office of Planning, and Tetra Tech, Inc., developed statewide guidance documents and tools to improve community resilience to coastal hazards and sea level rise, building on the work of the 2017 Hawaiʻi Sea Level Rise Vulnerability and Adaptation Report. This guidance document, with recommended practices and model resources, was developed with state and county government in Hawai‘i to assist them in establishing resilience-focused recovery practices before a disaster event, to enable communities to recover quickly while also protecting sensitive coastal environments. Guidance and model resources include three potential outputs of disaster recovery preparedness: disaster recovery ordinance, disaster recovery framework, and disaster reconstruction ordinance.