Hurricane Katrina

Watch the two documentaries on Hurricane Katrina on YouTube.   After reviewing reflect on what you have learned in this course about preparedness and response. How do you view the outcomes in Hurricane Katrina in relationship to personal preparedness, community, and government response? Have any of your views changed or have you learned more information that confirms earlier impressions. 3 pages Double space 12 font Cite your work Use outside resources and all course material   https://youtu.be/7rZP150P8o0 https://youtu.be/kIUFGHM_TsM Disasters and Vulnerable Populations ISBN-13: 9780826198457  I CAN PROVIDE ACCESS TO THE CLASS IF NEEDED INTRODUCTION TO What is a Disaster? ? An event that exceeds the capabilities of e response – need exceeds resources ? Natural or man-made ? result in the loss of life, property and livelihood ? alters lives of individuals, families and communities ? create hazardous conditions that exceed individuals’, families’ and communities’ abilities to endure and succeed in their environment Types of disasters ? Natural ? Tornados ? Hurricanes ? Earthquakes ? Floods ? Tsunamis ? Landslides ? Wildfires ? Volcanic explosions ? Pandemic Flu ? Man-made ? Bombings ? Arson ? Mass shootings ? Terrorism ? Nuclear emergencies ? Chemical emergencies ? Mass food & water contamination All-hazards Approach ? All-hazards is a collection of various man- made & natural events that have the capacity to cause multiple casualties ? All-hazards Preparedness is the comprehensive preparedness required to manage the casualties resulting from the plethora of possible hazards Recent Events ? California Wild Fires ? Over 1,000 homes, 42,000 acres ? Burma cyclone ? International Disasters ? Ice storms ? Flooding ? Tornados ? Hurricanes ? Locally ? Home/apartment fires Recent Events ? California Wild Fires ? Over 1,000 homes, 42,000 acres ? Burma cyclone ? International Disasters ? Ice storms ? Flooding ? Tornados ? Hurricanes ? Locally ? Home/apartment fires Other recent events ? Earthquakes ? Flooding ? Tornados ? Oil Spill Other recent events ? Earthquakes ? Flooding ? Tornados ? April 25 th – 28 th , 2011 ? Tornado outbreak – “Super Outbreak” ? Southern, Midwest & Northeast U.S. ? 358 tornados ? 208 on April 27 th (Deadliest outbreak since 1925) ? Four rated EF5 on Enhanced Fujita Scale ? 346 fatalities ? 239 in Alabama ? Deadliest single tornado in Alabama history (Hackleburg/Phil Campbell, East Limestone tornado ? Longest track in the outbreak (130 mileWhat we learned ? Preparedness ? Current measures are missing key elements ? Bike helmets, shoes, wallets and identification ? Warning systems ? Community alarms are outdated ? Need person alert systems ? Phone/cell alerts ? Weather radios ? Warning was available What we learned ? Preparedness ? Current measures are missing key elements ? Bike helmets, shoes, wallets and identification ? Warning systems ? Community alarms are outdated ? Need person alert systems ? Phone/cell alerts ? Weather radios ? Warning wasImpact in 1895 – 6.8 magnitude – current prediction What are the Threats? ? Flooding (2.5 events per year, >$1 m/yr) ? Tornadoes (1 per year, $5.3 m/yr) ? Severe storms (7.6/yr, $74k/yr) ? Wildfires (8/yr) ? Hurricanes (Wind, flooding) ? Heat/Drought (4-5 heat events, 1 drought/2.5yr) ? Earthquakes (1 every 18 years) ? Hazardous Materials spills (100/yr, 6 significant since 1994) ? Terrorism (2 events since 1963, 5 deaths) ? Others: Dam Failure, Landslides, Sinkholes, winter storms, workplace & school violence Jefferson Co. Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP). April 2005 Protects of disaster Immediate needs Long term needs ? Communication/information ? Water, food, shelter ? Access to resources ? Transportation ? Electricity/power/gas ? Health Care ? Acute issues/ injuries ? Exacerbation of chronic illness ? Rebuilding/relocating ? Infrastructure ? Financial/economic ? Psychosocial ? Health, well-being, complicated loss issues ? Mental health Time frame of impact can range from hours/days to months/years Potential impacts of disaster Immediate needs Long term needs ? Communication/information ? Water, food, shelter ? Access to resources ? Transportation ? Electricity/power/gas ? Health Care ? Acute issues/ injuries ? Exacerbation of chronic illness ? Rebuilding/relocating ? Infrastructure ? Financial/economic ? Psychosocial ? Health, well-being, complicated loss issues ? Mental health Time frame of impact can range from hours/days to months/year disaster Life Cyc? Prepare for emergencies ? Respond when they occur ? Recover from them ? Mitigate their effects ? Reduce Risk of loss ? Prevent disasters Government Response to DiSrespo Federal response LoresponseDISAll disasters start and end lo

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