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  1. Read both Hurricane Katrina case studies, found in the resources below, before responding. The advance preparations taken by New Orleans, the state of Louisiana, and the federal government proved inadequate to meet the full challenges of Hurricane Katrina. To the extent that these preparations could have been improved, what steps should have been taken?

Paper Submission Requirements:

  • Your response should be 3-5 pages in length (double spaced).
  • Paper must include a “reference page” not included in the 3-5 page minimum.
  • Use APA format.

Resources:

Hurricane Katrina: Preparing for the “Big One” in New Orleans-Case Study A

Hurricane Katrina: Responding to an “Ultra‐Catastrophe” in New Orleans-Case Study B

2.

The Homeland Security Act of 2002 is divided into 17 titles while bringing together under one umbrella more than 22 federal agencies. Select one such agency and describe their role and responsibilities in HLS. Which agencies do you believe they would work most closely with at an emergency response incident?

Paper Submission Requirements:

  • Your response should be 3-5 pages in length (double spaced).
  • Paper must include a “reference page” not included in the 3-5-page minimum.
  • Use APA format.

Resources for Assessment:

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