100%(4)4 out of 4 people found this document helpful
This preview shows page 1 out of 1 page.
weeks for rescue.The purpose of the Hurricane Pam exercises was to prepare Louisiana and thesurrounding area for a major crisis, so that enough food, shelter, and other relief resources couldbe allocated. The reason Pam was such an utter failure can be clearly seen. This training andassessment took place in the summer of 2004, and FEMA, the state of Louisiana, and NewOrleans along with the surrounding areas believed they were prepared. Hurricane Katrina struckin 2005, and ironically, every fear and problem they believed had been overcome seemed tooccur during and after the disaster.Ultimately whether an area should be rebuilt comes down to a decision that should beamongst all levels of government and the citizens of the area. The people should have thegreatest say, then local, state, and federal governments respectively. In almost every case, there islittle reason not to rebuild an area. Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans, but the disaster hasallowed the city to be rebuilt more vibrant than before. Hurricane Sandy is another great exampleof an incredible natural disaster that has allowed a rebuilding process to take place. History CapeMay was largely left unscathed by the super storm and has no reason to be destroyed. On theother hand, the city of Moore Oklahoma was nearly leveled by the tornadoes that went throughthe town. If a city should not be rebuilt, strong agreement must be heard from all levels.Similarly to a fire allowing some forests to be reborn stronger, so can some natural disastersallow a city to return better than before.