The Storm Chaos And Conflict Analysis

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Register to read the introduction… What were the Mayor's responsibilities prior to the hurricane? Protect the people
5. Where were state and local officials during the aftermath of Katrina? Why was this a problem? They were just telling people to help each other
6. What were the critics pointing out as trouble with the governor of Louisiana? The governor was completely ineffective for at least 72 to 96 hours after the disaster
7. According to then-FEMA director Michael Brown, when does FEMA take over for state and local governments? FEMA doesn’t really take over for the state and local government
8. What were the complaints of local and state officials against FEMA? They did not want FEMA to do anything until the state tells them to do so
9. How many days did it take for the government, under President George W. Bush, to acknowledge they were late and inadequate in its response? 6 days
“The Storm: What Went Wrong in New Orleans”:
10. After reading the interview excerpts from the federal, state, and local officials, what do you feel went wrong in New Orleans?
Review Questions:
11. Evaluate and discuss the challenges for each level of government. Which level faced the greatest challenges?
12. What lessons do you think were learned as a result of Hurricane
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What preparations does FEMA recommend to avoid loss in this type of disaster?
20. What steps can you take to better prepare your home and family for this type of disaster? Give examples.
Your Own Interviews

Using the space provided in the Work File for this activity, write up your interview as if you were presenting it for use on the PBS Frontline web site "The Storm." Be sure to include the person's full name, job title or relationship to you, and contact information in your write up. If you are unsure of how to write up your interview, review the interviews in the PBS web site if needed. Remember to save your file in rich text format (.rtf).
Option 1: Call your local police or fire department and interview one person on the disaster preparedness plan for your community. Be sure to get their full name, job title and a phone number where they can be reached, as you will need to include this in your interview write up. Before conducting your interview, please view the slide presentation of Guide to Conducting an Interview for helpful tips and guidelines. Consider the following questions for your interview: o What natural disasters are most likely to occur in your community? o What is the specific role of your agency in a

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