Federal Emergency Management Agency

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  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

    Disaster Management in the United States Grace Anderson/L27294987 HLTH 505/B03 LUO Abstract Introduction “Every year, disasters put millions of Americans in danger and destroy billions of dollars worth of property. But every year, all year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is on the job —as part of a team helping communities reduce their risk, helping emergency officials prepare for all hazards, and helping people get back on their feet after their lives are disrupted by a disaster.” (DHS) FEMA is responsible for coordinating with federal operations and logistical disaster response capability that is needed to save and sustain lives, minimize suffering, and protect property in a timely and effective manner in communities…

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  • Hurricane Katrina Report

    people in our society arguing that the government isn’t doing enough for these individuals and others claiming that it takes time to see results when handling incidents these incidents. Regardless of one’s point of view, it is very clear that people in our society struggle in these times and so do the agencies that are handling these tragic incidents. On August 23rd, 2005 a natural disaster had been identified and was on…

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  • The Possible Causes Of Hurricane Katrina

    Some natural disasters overwhelm the management capabilities of authorities, agencies, individuals, businesses, and of many others. When such incidents strike, they cause several casualties among humans and or indescribable damages to properties, and worse, some of the destructions they engender can never be repaired. After the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001 which was a human-caused disaster, Hurricane Katrina inflicted in 2005 human losses, damages to goods and properties, and other…

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  • Qualitative Article Critique

    Qualitative Research Article Critique In the article Interstate Partnerships in Emergency Management: Emergency Management Assistance Compact in Response to Catastrophic Disasters, Kapucu et al. (2009) discusses the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. This study focused on a need to address efforts for emergency management at the state level. Throughout the study, certain themes emerged from the data which support the idea that EMAC…

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  • Hurricane Sandy Research Papers

    This paper annotates five sources that I will use for my final research paper on Hurricane Sandy. These sources focus on the following criteria: (a) the emergency operations center at the federal level, (b) the areas and populations effected by Hurricane Sandy, (c) the media’s role in dispersing disaster information to the public, (d) the interface between all levels of government, and (e) stress management after the hurricane. The sources listed below will provide a framework for an in-depth…

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  • Federal Government Response To Hurricanes

    causing death and disrupting normal community life, there is therefore the need for the government and local authorities to adequately prepare and respond appropriately to hurricanes. This report focused on investigating the Federal government’s planning and response to hurricanes. The report sought to study the measures taken by the Federal government before and after hurricane Katrina to determine the level of preparedness and response to hurricanes…

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  • African American Social Issues

    The African American children and the elderly suffered many died and from heat exposure and dehydration because there was no mandatory evacuation for the people. The Policy (FEMA) Federal Emergency Management Agency policy impact was that there was no mandatory evacuation to assist the African American people before the disaster came. (FEMA) lack of mandatory evacuation resources many African Americans died from lack of water, food, hygiene, medication. FEMA lacked emergency evacuation public…

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  • Causes Of Hurricane Katrina

    203 more people moved into the state than out of it. At that rate, it will take Louisiana about 33 years to recover from that loss. Many of the first people to return after Katrina were able to do so because they still had jobs,Even if some people had their homes they were still out of a job. The lack of jobs is the main reason why New Orleans and the surrounding areas have not fully recovered yet. The progress is slow. Katrina damaged more than a million housing units in the Gulf…

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  • Community Resilience: Collaboration Between State And Local Governments

    available resources used in the post disaster response and recovery efforts, regardless of the source of the assets they may have. Local governments must plan and prepare for this role with the support of the State and Federal governments. However, the issue is federal, state, and local governments are not always united and many agencies within their specified level may choose not to collaborate well. This ultimately, makes it extremely difficult to adequately organize the distribution of…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Trip To The Great Smokey Mountains

    Every year my family takes a trip to the Great Smokey Mountains National Park to spend the week viewing all the wildlife and scenery the park has to offer. The Great Smokey mountains attract nearly ten million people a year making it the most visited national park in the United states. Last year however the part of this beautiful park my family goes to was almost unrecognizable. On November 23rd,2016 part of this popular park became consumed by flames as a wildfire swept across over 15,000…

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