Federal Response to Hurricane Katrina

Learning from History – Federal Response to Hurricane Katrina 

This assignment should take about 3 hours to complete. The purpose of this assignment is to learn about the Federal response to Hurricane Katrina and the issues and concerns raised by the response. 

Briefly summarize (in about 300 words): 

2a. What were the major failures in the federal response to Hurricane Katrina? 

2b. What was the political reaction?

2c. How did the poor response change emergency management in the United States? 

Readings: Haddow, G.D., Bullock, J. A., & Coppola, D. P. (2011). Introduction to emergency management (4th ed.). Burlington, MA: Elsevier. Read Chapter 1: The historical context of emergency management Schneider, S. K. (2005). Administrative breakdowns in the governmental response to Hurricane Katrina. Public Administration Review, 65, 515-516. Retrieved from HERE

Sobel, R. S. & Leeson, P. T. (2006). Government’s response to Hurricane Katrina: A public choice analysis. Public Choice, 127, 55-73. Retrieved from HERE

United States. Congress. Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina, & Davis, T. (2006). A failure of initiative: Final report of the select bipartisan committee to investigate the preparation for and response to Hurricane Katrina: Executive summary of findings. US Government Printing Office. Retrieved from HERE