Module 4 Essay - Disaster in OKC 1 A Disaster in Oklahoma City Anthony Leyba Coastline Community College Ellen Lopez Emergency Management Hazard

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Disaster in OKC1A Disaster in Oklahoma City Anthony LeybaCoastline Community College Ellen LopezEmergency Management Hazard Mitigation 28 April 2019
Disaster in OKC2A Disaster in Oklahoma CityOn April 19, 1995 a truck exploded outside of Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. “The bombing killed 168 men, women, and children and injured approximately 500 others.” (Islam & Ryan, 2016, p. 186) The lone individual (also known as a lone wolf) was Timothy McVeigh who had later explained “the bombing was a retaliatory strike- a counterattackfor the cumulative raids (such as Ruby Ridge and Waco) that federal agents had participated..." (Islam & Ryan, 2016, p. 186) The goal of any domestic terrorist, like Timothy McVeigh, is to intimidate or coerce the government through fear to advance their (conservative) principles (Islam & Ryan, 2016, p.184) A look of social, legislative, and structural impacts of a terrorist attack like the Oklahoma City bombing could of helped to prevent or elevate the pains of recovery. Effects of Oklahoma City BombingOnce the bombing occurred Oklahoma governor, Frank Keating, declared a state of emergency and later President Bill Clinton would declare a federal emergency while consoling the nation. As expected Americans were shaken up by the Oklahoma City bombing and it brought them together to morn what happened. This lead to donations of more than $15 million

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