The purpose of a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) is to assist communities handle floodplain management responsibilities after a natural disaster. DART members are all skilled floodplain managers representing many sectors. DART members have disaster response experience and are fully trained. The DART can assist the local floodplain manager by conducting flood damage reconnaissance, high-water mark data collection, substantial damage estimates, training, and guidance on mitigation actions. The intent of the DART is to help communities expedite response and recovery tasks immediately after the disaster.