There are many kinds of disasters, each having different magnitudes and differing impacts on the lives of the survivors. When they happen, neighbors and community organizations want to reach out and help, but it is not always easy. Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) can help a community make the best use of its resources in a disaster. COADs are effective because local organizations are in the best position to mobilize and bring practical and timely assistance to disaster victims. It stands then, that the mission of a COAD is to organize and deploy community resources, in an effective and timely manner, in response to the needs of community disaster survivors.
Click here to view the COAD Emergency Operations Plan