Running head: FLORIDA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENTFlorida Emergency ManagementStudents NameInstitution Affiliation1FLORIDA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT2Florida Emergency ManagementAbstractOver the past years, the world has continued to experience catastrophic events some ofthem from human causes and others natural such as Turkish Earthquake of 1991, Asian Tsunamiin 2004 and Katrina (Chua, Kaynak, & Foo, 2007). Such catastrophes prompted the governmentof the United States and other international community into reviewing their preparedness,measures to prevent disasters and changing legislatures so that there can be an immediateresponse. As such, this paper highlights the shortcomings of the government and other agenciesin their response to Katrina disaster and the steps taken to ensure speedy and effectualresponsiveness to a similar catastrophe concerning Florida. Therefore, it will analyze themission, and capability of Florida Emergency Management Agency and other disastermanagement agencies, their preparedness and scope of their abilities to deal with a catastrophe.DiscussionBefore Katrina catastrophe, Americans believed that the Red Cross and national disasterpreparedness system (NDS) could prevent and deal with the aftermath of a hurricane. However,when Hurricane Katrina occurred, it struck the Mississippi Gulf coast into New Orleans killingover one thousand and eight hundred people (Chua, Kaynak, & Foo, 2007). Additionally, afterbreaking the levee which prote ...
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