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Shelter from the Storm: Repairing the National Emergency Management System after Hurricane Katrina (The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Series)

Shelter from the Storm: Repairing the National Emergency Management System after Hurricane Katrina (The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Series) Authors:
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Year:2006
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Pages:322
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Price:4568 rub.
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Watching the disastrous response to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina was like watching "a train wreck in slow motion." Katrina exposed the weakness of existing emergency management and response policies on all levels Ц local, state, and federal. Poor planning, poor decision-making, and poor communication before, during, and after Katrina betrayed public confidence in the ability of public officials to effectively organize and manage emergency response. The bungled response cost lives and property. So what lessons have been learned and what changes should be made? Both the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) policies and practices must be further scrutinized in order to repair the national emergency management system and restore the nation's capacity to deal with catastrophic disasters. This volume of The Annals uncovers the troublesome roots of concern with the DHS, FEMA, and...

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