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Disaster Resilience Through Local Economic Activity

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Technological innovations have also brought about a wide range of new threats, which inevitably add to the intensity and frequency of freak events of weather. Natural disasters, organized crimes, and pandemics make it impossible to address all identified factors that put rural airports, their economy and their community at risk, hence the need for disaster recovery and risk resilience (U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 2009). Disaster recovery is the procedure, policy or process related to preparation for recovery and technological infrastructure continuation which is significant to an organization after an anthropogenic or natural disaster occurs. It involves keeping all the business functioning aspects active in the midst of disruptive events. Technology systems supporting the functions of the business are emphasized to ascertain the continuity of businesses, in this case, private airports and small or rural airports. This paper hence seeks to discuss the emergency response effort directed to a major aircraft mishap of local small airports and private airports.Although airports authorities and aerodrome puts in place measures in order to ensure preparedness to emergencies, the measures still remain elusive. This is supported by the fact that most small and rural airports fail to undertake regular drills, have limited stakeholder collaboration, limited participation and community involvement, inadequate resources such as medical aid and marine rescue, and much insufficiencies and inadequacies on regulation adherence. Even though small and private airports are normally prepared for some emergencies in various aspects, they still need to do much.