HSM 315 Week 3 Case Study Hurricane Katrina NEW
Case Study: Hurricane Katrina. No single emergency is more indicative of the need for emergency planning than the 2005 Hurricane Katrina which struck the city of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast of the United States. The response to this natural disaster has been used as an example of poor emergency planning that led to catastrophic mismanagement and subsequent loss of life and property.
Conduct an analysis of the Hurricane Katrina emergency plan that led to the failures to respond to this natural disaster. Use this general outline to conduct your case study analysis.
The analysis should be three to four double-spaced pages in length (excluding title and reference pages).
1. Introduction (1/2 page)
1. Provide a brief overview of the dates and facts of the Hurricane Katrina catastrophe.
2. Identify those responsible for creating and maintaining an emergency plan.
2. Preparedness for Hurricane Katrina (one to two pages)
1. Prior to Hurricane Katrina’s arrival, what entities were responsible for emergency response to
a hurricane striking New Orleans and the Gulf Coast?
2. What emergency plans were in place prior to the arrival of Hurricane Katrina?
3. What training and exercises were conducted to prepare for a hurricane prior to Katrina?
4. Did the populace know what the emergency plan was prior to the arrival of Hurricane