Short & Long-Term Recovery Process
Recovery is the final phase of the emergency management cycle. Recovery continues until all systems return to normal, or near normal. Short-term recovery returns vital life support systems to minimum operating standards. Long-term recovery from a disaster may go on for years until the entire disaster area is completely redeveloped either as it was in the past or for entirely new purposes that are less disaster-prone.

Prioritizing Recovery Efforts
Recovery efforts prioritizes human needs such as food and shelter. The needs are met by both government and volunteer organizations who have pre-determine plans in place to respond to major disasters and emergencies.

The Carroll County Office of Emergency Management has plans in place for the deployment of volunteer organizations in the event of a major disaster such as the American Red Cross, Community Emergency Response Team, and the Salvation Army.