Recovery is sometimes defined as a return to pre-disaster conditions. or the term may refer to a community resembling its own characteristics in the absence of the disaster occurrence, in terms of population size or economic output. Another definition of ‘recovery’ “recognizes that after a disaster, a community often undergoes significant change, so that it may never return to either the pre-disaster or without-disaster states” (Olshansky and Chang, 2009, p.201). This approach defines ‘recovery’ as the post-disaster attainment of a stable state or condition.