Highlight the mistakes each responder made, and what you would do today to ensure those problems would not reoccur.

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, 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:

resources from state and federal agencies
first responders
secondary emergency services
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.

Resources

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://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/search/pagedetails.action?browsePath=109/HRPT/%5B300%3B399%5D&granuleId=CRPT-109hrpt377&packageId=CRPT-109hrpt377