Tools and Guidance

The Flash Environmental Assessment Tool (FEAT) 2.0 provides a standardized and scientifically rigorous methodology to help disaster workers identify, assess, and prioritize industrial hazards and impacts due to chemical releases caused by sudden onset disasters and industrial accidents. The FEAT Pocket Guide 2.0 focuses on 63 types of “high risk” industrial operations in order to prioritize hazards for emergency planning. Results are documented in a FEAT impact table, with any key issues encountered rapidly communicated to the OSOCC.

The Multi-Cluster/Sector Initial Rapid Assessment (MIRA) is an inter-agency needs assessment and analysis process, from which a joint strategic plan for emergency response is developed by the humanitarian country team. The MIRA approach is conducted in the first weeks of a disaster, and focuses on producing a situational analysis during the first three days of the onset of a disaster followed by a MIRA report, produced within two weeks from the start of the disaster.

The online Disaster Waste Management Guidelines provide information on the typical waste produced during a disaster and the ways in which to deal with it.