Post Disaster Redevelopment Plan

What is Post-Disaster Redevelopment Plan?

A Post-Disaster Redevelopment Plan (PDRP) identifies how a community will redevelop and recover long-term after a disaster. It provides a method for transitioning from short-term disaster recovery to long-term redevelopment and finally to a stronger and more resilient future.The Plan covers policies, operational strategies, and roles and responsibilities for implementation that will guide decisions that affect long-term recovery and redevelopment of the community after a disaster. The Plan emphasizes seizing opportunities for hazard mitigation and community improvement, in line with the goals of the local comprehensive plan and with full participation of the citizens.

Recovery Topics

Some of the critical topics that are addressed by the plan are as follows:

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  • Business Resumption
  • Economic Redevelopment
  • Environmental Restoration
  • Financial Considerations
  • Housing Repair and Reconstruction
  • Infrastructure Restoration and Mitigation
  • Short-term Recovery Actions that Affect Long-term Redevelopment
  • Sustainable Land Use

Why do we need a Post-Disaster Redevelopment Plan?

Pasco County is vulnerable to a number of natural and technological hazards such as, hurricanes, flooding, tropical storms, forest/wildfires, tornadoes, and nuclear power plant incidents.Although we cannot completely avoid these disasters, we can definitely plan for a faster and more disaster-resilient, long term recovery. A Post-Disaster Redevelopment Plan makes this possible by providing a systematic planned approach that enables the local communities to quickly recover and that too in an efficient and sustainable manner.

Benefits to Our Community

  • Faster and more efficient recovery from disasters
  • Opportunity to rebuild a more resilient community in a sustainable manner
  • Local control over redevelopment and recovery

Approved Plan

Pasco County's Post-Disaster Redevelopment Plan (PDF)

PDRP Grant Application (PDF)

The PDRP is subordinate to the Pasco County's Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP). The Plan was officially approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the Florida Division of Emergency Management in 2013.

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Smita Ambadi, AICP, LEED AP
Senior Planner | PDRP Coordinator
Planning and Development Department
Ph: (727) 847-8193 Ext. 7979

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