A Failure of Initiative

A Failure of Initiative

Final Report of the Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina

Paperback - 2006
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Do you remember the impact of Hurricane Katrina to the U.S. Gulf Coast? 

The televised aftermath of Hurrricane Katrina to the U.S. Gulf Coast seemed to change American citizen's views of hurricane strength, evacuations' importance, and flooding possibilities for many years after it stiked Mississippi and Louisiana. 

This resource tells the story of inadequate preparation and response in evacuations, medical care, communications, and contracting. It concludes that the government's best efforts, at all levels of government, were not good enough. The writers hope that their findings will prompt the changes needed to make all levels of government better prepared and better able to respond the next time.  In rthis final report of the Select Biparisan Committee, they identified failures at all levels of government that significantly undermined and detracted from the heroic efforts of first responders, private individuals and organizations, faith-based groups, and others.    First reponders, Federal, State, and municpal coordination, and operational planners, national and local weather forecasters may be interested in these conclusions and points of action in efforts to plan for future natural disaster response to community human life.  Students pursuing coursework in emergency management services, and disaster operational planning may be interested in this text for historical issues.

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Natural & Emvironmental Disasters resources collection can be found here:  https://bookstore.gpo.gov/catalog/environment-nature/natural-environmental-disasters

Publisher: Washington : U.S. G.P.O. : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., 2006.
ISBN: 9780160754258
Branch Call Number: Y1.1/8: 109-377
Characteristics: xi, 569 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 28 cm.


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