Federal Mismanagement both Before and After Hurricane Katrina Term Paper by Nicky

Federal Mismanagement both Before and After Hurricane Katrina
An explanation of the events that took place before and after the natural disaster that hit New Orleans in August 2005.
# 147646 | 2,112 words | 7 sources | APA | 2011 | US

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This paper describes the events that took place after hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, explaining how 80% of the city ended up being completely underwater. It goes on to explain how many citizens remained without food and supplies for many days and the absence of FEMA representatives, a military emergency management team, became more inexplicable. It presents the results of the findings that emerged from the investigations afterwards and concludes that the degree of healing needed to repair the city will take many years.

Statement of Background

From the Paper:

''For an unconscionable five days after the landfall and passage of Hurricane Katrina, hordes of people continued to wait for some indication that the federal government was coming to help. Stranded and contained in horrific conditions in the city's football arena, the Superdome, which had been converted to a makeshift evacuation shelter with woefully insufficient supplies and accommodations for the tens of thousands who sought refuge there, those without the means to leave town paid the consequences of the city's incapacity to the facilitate an evacuation on the scale necessitated. Thousands of others, who had attempted either by choice or the absence of any other reasonable option to ride the storm out in their homes, were forced onto their roofs by two stories of flooding. Many of these citizens remained here for days without food, water or contact, waiting for helicopter rescue teams.''

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Ackerman, S. (2003). Nortcom's Muddy Mission. New Republic. Online at < http://www.defensetech.org/archives/001803.html>
  • Bash, D. (2005). Bush taps Townsend to lead Katrina inquiry. CNN. Online at < http://edition.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/09/20/katrina.townsend/>.
  • Buckley, W.F. Jr. (2005). Is Bush a Racist? The National Review Online. Online at < http://www.nationalreview.com/buckley/wfb200509131545.asp>
  • Burchfiel, N. (2005). Michael Moore Accuses Bush of Katrina Racism. NewsMax. Online at <http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2005/9/2/175941.shtml>
  • Cummings, M. (2005). Mayor Nagin Blames Racism, Class Bias for Slow Katrina Response. The Jamaica Observer. Online at < http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/html/20051121T220000-0500_93021_OBS_MAYOR_NAGIN_BLAMES_RACISM__CLASS_BIAS_FOR_SLOW_KATRINA_RESPONSE.asp>

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APA Format

Federal Mismanagement both Before and After Hurricane Katrina (2011, May 29) Retrieved January 16, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/federal-mismanagement-both-before-and-after-hurricane-katrina-147646/

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"Federal Mismanagement both Before and After Hurricane Katrina" 29 May 2011. Web. 16 January. 2022. <https://www.academon.com/term-paper/federal-mismanagement-both-before-and-after-hurricane-katrina-147646/>