Review of Hu
This assignment continues our review of Hu
icane Katrina. Based upon the 4 key elements in an emergency response to a specific incident, write a 3- to 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 4 key elements to an emergency response include:
1. resources from state and federal agencies
2. first responders
3. secondary emergency services
4. private sector resources
In your paper, evaluate the effectiveness of the 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.
Government Printing Office. (n.d.). A failure of initiative. http:
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 Purdue Global Li
ary, the internet, the textbook, course material, and any other outside resources in supporting your task.