The Roads are Cleared – What’s Next? Planning for Disasters That Require Long Term Recovery

APA Connecticut Chapter


Tuesday, October 30, 2018
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. EDT

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Connecticut has experienced a number of damaging weather events. Practically no community has been untouched. In the hours and days after an event, emergency responders, road and utility crews and others immediately jump into action to get municipalities on line. Planners will learn how will this response and recovery be handled for an event that requires municipalities to enter into a recovery phase that will last months, possibly years? The best time to prepare to answer that question is now. Long term Recovery (LTR) planning is important well before a disaster hits. This workshop will help local officials differentiate between immediate recovery and long term recovery, and a planner's role as part of the municipal team to prepare for a long term recovery, and what type of planning is necessary to identify municipal risks and exposures.


William Richards

Bill serves as the Emergency Management Coordinator for the City of Milford and as chair of DEMHS Region 2 Emergency Planning Team. With over forty years in municipal and regional planning, he provides his expertise in long term recovery as a result first hand experience organizing recovery efforts from storms ... Read More

George Bradner

George is the Director of the Property & Casualty Division of the Connecticut Insurance Department. In addition, George also serves as Connecticut's Long Term Recovery Chair responsible for implementing recovery efforts from disasters that require long term recovery. Read More

Michelle DeLuca

Ms. DeLuca has worked for the City of Norwalk for 11 years and previously worked for the Red Cross for 10 years. She serves as the DEMHS Region 1 Chair as well as Chair of the Mass Care/ Long Term Recovery committees. Read More

Theresa Ranciato-Viele

Theresa is the co-owner of Techmate/Blue Lotus, which provides the tools and training that prepares businesses, their employees and their communities for disaster. In addition, following Hurricane Sandy she served as the coordinator for the Connecticut long term resilience and recovery group - CT Rises. Read More

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