Disaster survivors are often overwhelmed by stress and uncertainty after a loss caused by fire, earthquake, flooding, tornado or other type of disaster. The upheaval and displacement that accompany severe damage to their home and local surroundings may be severe.
The Red Guide to Recovery was created to address such stress and uncertainty by providing the information and tools survivors need to cope with a disaster. Its mission is to guide survivors through the recovery process, to walk them step-by-step through the many decisions that must be made at a difficult and emotional time in the survivors’ lives. In short, it helps answer the question asked by all disaster survivors as the first responders depart: “Now what?”