myron pers 10 - Katrina HurricaneKatrina August 23-30...

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Hurricane Katrina August 23-30 Hurricane Katrina struck south Florida as a Category 1 storm August 25, killing 11 people. Four days later, the Category 3 Katrina slammed into Louisiana, leaving nearly 80 percent of New Orleans under water and devastating Gulf Coast communities, killing over 1325
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Hurricane Katrina Response Issues The slow arrival of FEMA The role of the National Guard – deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan The role of the federal military Communications problems – lack of interoperability, simple lack of communication Differences in perception of disaster on ground in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama and in Washington and the state capitals
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Hurricane Katrina Response Issues Inability of FEMA to deal with disaster Diversion of FEMA resources to counter-terrorism Deployment of National Guard and Reserve forces to Iraq and Afghanistan Political appointees versus career employees Loss of critical skills – retirements and transfers Inability to coordinate federal effort Inability to coordinate nongovernmental efforts
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2011 for the course PERS 2002 taught by Professor Roman during the Spring '07 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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