The Impact of FEMA on Hurricane Katrina's Aftermath
An examination of the faults of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) following Hurricane Katrina.
# 75526 | 1,780 words | 9 sources | APA | 2006 |
Published on Dec 14, 2006 in Geology and Geophysics (Environmental Science) , Latin-American Studies (Environmental Issues) , Environmental Studies (General) , Public Administration (General)
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This paper examines the failures of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as witnessed by Americans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The article lists a timeline of events following the hurricane, as well as enumerates the errors made by FEMA and its results for the people of New Orleans.
From the Paper:"Chicago was not the only city to offer help and be declined . In the days following the hurricane, several local and state governments, corporations and nonprofit organizations across the United States offered to help in the relief effort, only to be declined by federal officials, who actually provided very little aid to the needy victims of the hurricane. Claiming security concerns, the Department of Homeland Security prevented the American Red Cross from entering New Orleans with food and supplies. Five hundred Floridian airboaters were prepared to rescue stranded victims, but FEMA turned them down. Many other cities and groups also had their offers refused."
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