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Unit 4 Assignment 2: Essay
Review of Hurricane Katrina
This Assignment continues our review of Hurricane Katrina. Based upon the four (4) key elements in an emergency response to a specific incident, write a 3–5 page paper, critiquing the response of each responder during Katrina. Highlight the mistakes each responder made, and what you would do today to ensure those problems would not reoccur.
The four key elements to an emergency response include:
- resources from state and federal agencies
- first responders
- secondary emergency services
- private sector resources
In your paper, evaluate the effectiveness of the four (4) key elements in the emergency response to Katrina, and recommend alternative actions that may have resulted in a different outcome, either positively or negatively, based upon these response principles.
For information on the Katrina responders, review the Executive Summary and Investigation Overview (pp. 1–26) in the Katrina report, and conduct research on the internet.
A Failure of Initiative: Final Report of the Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response of Hurricane Katrina: GPO U.S. Government Publishing Office. Retrieved from http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/search/pagedetails.action?browsePath=109/HRPT/%5B300%3B399%5D&granuleId=CRPT-109hrpt377&packageId=CRPT-109hrpt377
Note: This Assignment will require outside research. Use at least two credible sources beyond the text material and discuss how you evaluated the credibility of the resources used.
You may consult the Library, the internet, the textbook, other course material, and any other outside resources in supporting your task, using proper citations in APA style.
Directions for Submitting Your Assignment
Compose your paper in a Microsoft Word document and save it with a name you will remember. Be sure to include your name, class and section number. Submit your Assignment by selecting the Unit 4: Assignment 2 Dropbox by the end of Unit 4.