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The Relationship Between the Community Rating System Program and Business Disaster Recovery

Natural Hazards Center (Jenna Tyler) “Scholars argue that businesses benefit from community adoption of mitigation measures. However, there is little information on the extent to which community-level mitigation activities impact business disaster recovery efforts. Using data gathered from 25 semi-structured interviews with businesses and local government staff, this study addresses this research gap by examining business disaster recovery efforts for Hurricane Irma in relation to whether the business is located in a county that participates in the Federal Emergency Management Agency Community Rating System (CRS) program.” Read more