Topic 1: Responding to a Disaste
As the director of emergency services for the community located on the South Carolina coast, you have been preparing for a hu
icane for the past several days. When the hu
icane finally comes ashore, it does so as a category 4. Discuss how you will respond to this disaster. What resources would you call upon locally, at the state level, and at the federal level? Discuss at what point will you call for state and federal aid and under what legal authority would you be able to call for the federal aid to meet your response needs?
For our discussion, view a scenario of an emergency.
You are the emergency manager responsible for handling this emergency. List the steps you would take to respond to the initial calls being received. How would you assess initial damage and the areas of the city that are in most need? How would you address the problems that are likely to last for multiple days, e.g., a collapsed freeway with trapped citizens? Provide illustrative examples to support your position.
NB: Just to give you a hint because I don’t think the link will open to you. The scenario of an emergency is about an Earthquake that occu
ed. So just think about if an earthquake occurs, how will you response? To answer the question