Creating An Online Lifeline: A Web Portal for Emergency Preparedness & Disaster Recovery
This guidebook details what communities should consider when trying to reconnect its members following a natural disaster. Using LouisianaRebuilds.org as a model, the toolkit is informed by what many dedicated people and organizations in New Orleans learned following the ravages of Hurricane Katrina. It describes the planning process for creating an online portal, including technology, web design, management, funding, and evaluation. The toolkit includes a sample job description for a website editor in chief, editorial protocols and a sample press release.