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Review of Hurricane Katrina This assignment continues our review of Hurricane Katrina. Based upon the 4 key elements in an emergency response to a specific incident, write a 3- to 5-page paper,...

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Review of Hu
icane Katrina
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.
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Dilpreet answered on Aug 23 2021
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Running Head: Critical Analysis        1
Critical Analysis        7
Table of Contents
Introduction    3
Emergency Response Including Resources from State and Federal Agencies    3
Emergency Response from First Responders    4
Emergency Response from Secondary Emergency Services    4
Emergency Response from Private Sector Resources    5
Conclusion    5
References    7
icane Katrina occu
ed in the month of August in the year 2005. The storm hit the cost of Louisiana and was a category 5 tropical cyclone. The cyclone caused over 1200 deaths and damage of $125 billion to the property was estimated. This is considered one of the worst storms in the history of United States. The city of New Orleans and su
ounding areas were devastated by this hu
icane. Through this paper, the four key elements in emergency response to a specific incident have been critically critiqued in terms of the response given by them. The paper shall also recommend alternative actions that could have led to better outcomes.
Emergency Response Including Resources from State and Federal Agencies
    Americans expected better response from the state and federal agencies however; these agencies failed miserably and left the people, who suffered disappointments and frustration. The citizens were of the opinion that the government was unable to handle the crisis efficiently. The emergency plans that government came up with including small plans, the National Response Plan lacked coordination among departments and agencies, and therefore, these plans helped the Americans almost negligibly (The Federal Response to Hu
icane Katrina, 2006).
    The system of homeland security failed miserably and it became difficult to manage the situation. The response from the state and federal agencies could have led to better situation if the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and National Response Plan (NRP) could have coordinated with the federal and state government to support the local agencies while handling such adverse situations. The hu
icane was so fierce that the means of communication was totally damaged and therefore, the lack of coordination among various agencies was quite a lot significant. The outcomes...

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