What is community resilience?
Resilience is the capacity to prevent or minimise a negative impact from a threat or to recover from a disaster or crisis.
For a community to be resilient, it must develop early and effective plans, so that it can respond to an emergency or disaster in a timely and effective manner.
Communities that take meaningful, planned actions before and during an event, can limit the impacts on the community and help the community recover more quickly from that event.
Resilience means that communities may not only be able to cope better and recover more fully and quickly, but also that the community is better able to make adjustments to reflect differing needs and priorities arising from the event. Therefore being flexible and adaptable to changing circumstances.
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