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Disaster Recovery Support at FEMA Incorporates Sustainability in Rebuilding Efforts




Federal Emergency Management Agency

Key Partners

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • State of New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
  • NJ Office of Emergency Management
  • NJ Governor’s Office of Recovery and Rebuilding
  • NJ Department of Environmental Protection

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Greensburg, Kansas


Eliza Hotchkiss, 303-384-7309

Three beach houses on the New Jersey coast falling down as a result of hurricane Sandy.

Hurricanes in New York and New Jersey and floods in Alaska have left federal, state, and local agencies faced with the overwhelming task of rebuilding entire communities from the ground up in recent years. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) through funding provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has provided support in integrating sustainability into federal, state and local recovery, reconstruction and redevelopment activities in areas of disaster recovery.

FEMA's support of NREL after Hurricane Sandy validates the laboratory's expertise and capabilities demonstrated with its disaster recovery work in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Greensburg, Kansas. NREL also has been involved in international disaster recovery efforts in American Samoa and Haiti.

Additional Information

Learn about NREL's Disaster Resiliency and Recovery work and about FEMA.