Case StudyMO.docx - Marie Oetzel PAD 3100-800-FA19 Case Study Hurricane Katrina was a devastating storm that hit the Gulf Coast and surrounding

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Marie Oetzel PAD 3100-800-FA19 Case Study Hurricane Katrina was a devastating storm that hit the Gulf Coast and surrounding communities, flooding the majority of New Orleans. With this strong, damaging and traumatic storm ripping along well-established communities and destroying homes and lives, a few political issues arose from various government entities. No one faction, neither local, state or countrywide, was immune to blame. At the Presidential level President George W. Bush Jr and the Congressional support were slow to respond to the impending disaster and while they knew of the potential for destructive circumstances, they remained unresponsive until the storm had already wrecked its havoc along its course. Further after the storm had impacted lives the government entity FEMA was also unprepared and disorganized for the support they needed to provide. Additionally, even military forces were slow to react to the devastation that occurred with Katrina. At the state and local
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