From the book Zeitoun proves that Fema had mismanaged funds and did not take care of the most important tasks during the hurricane. According to the website Prison Legal News “Over 6,000 prisoners who had been packed into the Orleans Parish Prison (OPP) were displaced as a result of Hurricane Katrina” (Williams, Bob). That a mass of amount of prisoners in a short period of time at the cost of the Federal emergency management agency costing Fema big. Another fact for the state by Prison legal news “The DOC reportedly received funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for each prisoner in custody -- the more prisoners, the higher the per diem payment.
President Bush signed a $10 billion relief package within four days of the hurricane, he ordered 7,000 troops to help with relief efforts. There was also concern that many National Guard units were short staffed in states surrounding, because some were deployed overseas and recruiting efforts in schools and the community had been shorted. Due to the slow response to the hurricane, New Orleans's top emergency management official called it a "national disgrace" and questioned when additional aid would actually reach the desperate city. The city's emergency ops chief Terry Ebbert blamed the response on the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The mayor Ray Nagin expressed his anger at what he claimed were lousy reinforcements provided by the President and the federal government.
The creation of DHS to some extent undermined the roles and responsibilities of FEMA. The independence of FEMA was undermined, thus explaining the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina. FEMA lacked funds and resources to undertake her roles and responsibilities of Emergency Management (George et al, p.19). As a result, over 1,800 lives were lost and tens of thousands were displaced. Restoring FEMA’s independence took center stage during Obama’s administration; however, DHS claimed, FEMA was its fundamental organ (George et al, p. 24).
To what extent do you agree with President Bush´s description of Hurricane Katrina as a natural disaster? In August 2005, over 1,700 people lost their lives as a result of Category 5 hurricane Katrina. The hurricane affected over 90,000 square miles in many of the Gulf Coast states, under which Florida, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi. (Hurricane Katrina).
Following the floods of the 1880s, authorities failed to act because the cycle of dry years and mild winters was present. Over the next two decades, Los Angeles’ population reached 500,000, in great part due to the presence of railroads facilitating moving to the area. However, El Niño of 1913-14 proved to be a very damaging and costly event. This flood covered thousands of acres south of Los Angeles.
However, with the help of psychological care, the survivors ultimately displayed resiliency. Hurricane Katina caused $81billion in property damages. It is estimated that the total economic impact in Louisiana and Mississippi exceeded $150 billion. Katrina earn the title of costliest hurricane ever in US history. Hurricane Katrina made clear the linkages among race, place and vulnerability within groups.
Hurricane Katrina Hurricane Katrina was one of the deadliest hurricanes, ever to hit the United States. There were extraordinary problems to deal with, and it was difficult to solve. Many things were lost, damaged, and washed away in the water. People had to fight through the flood to survive.
Flint, Michigan still doesn’t have clean water, but relief groups, individuals, and celebrities alike have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars, working to bring clean water to the city in any way possible. Without the generosity and social responsibility of these people, the inhabitants of Flint, Michigan may have had to suffer from years of lead-poisoned water, leading to illness, birth defects, and even death. Activists are still necessary in this crisis, however. Until Flint has access to clean water, their marginalized community relies on the voices of other responsible American citizens to make their struggle known, and bring justice to their
In the past decade Long Island's south shore has been significantly impacted by various major storms that have directly resulted in severe Beach Erosion and flooding in the communities that reside on the south shore. It has been estimated that the value of both public and private buildings, parks and property that suffer from the severe flooding and erosion are worth over $10 billion, areas such as Dune Road in Westhampton Dunes exceeding that by much due to the expensive homes and properties. Although many of the major storms that hit the south shore are not long in duration, they have a significant impact of how the shoreline appears and behaves for the next hundreds of years or even more. When the storm first hits the damage is obvious to all those who take notice but it will become even more apparent how the storm had harmed or helped the ecosystem and shoreline in the years to
People lost their homes, their loved ones, and their communities. I couldn 't image how horrible it would be to come back to your home and it be destroyed. I feel like even though there was a lot of destruction, there was some good. It opened people’s eyes that places like New York and other very populated cities can be hit by natural disasters. The storm showed that big cities need to take more precautions in the future.
Local interests had to pay one half of what the commissions used to create the levees that made to try to prevent flooding. The district of where the levees were also had the costs and jobs of maintaining the maintenance that the levees needed. River and Harbor Acts were passed along with Flooding Control Act. This all was well with the Mississippi River Commission until the flood that changed it all, the flood of 1927. This flood is still the biggest and most destructive flood recorded.
Nevertheless the most sobering cause to the health care disaster during Katrina is that the system itself is broken with millions uninsured and poor planning all the way up the federal government. With them stating the only way to truly prevent this from happening again “is reform the health system, making it accessible, affordable, and quality-oriented for
The Political Era The police reform movement occurred in New York City in the 1840s which entailed efforts to improve policing. Although previous efforts to improve policing were made, none had such an effective impact as the murder of Mary Cecilia Rogers who disappeared for three days; her body was found in the Hudson River. The murder received a huge amount of publicity including demands for the police to solve the crime; however the police seemed unwilling to investigate the case until they were offered a substantial reward. There after the old policing system was transformed based on Peel’s model which entailed the development of an ethical police force. Some of the changes included hiring 800 officers, better hiring selections,
It is indisputable that the death and destruction that occurred following Hurricane Katrina was caused by the negligence of the federal government to provide critical aid following the storm. A lack of coordination and cooperation between the Louisiana state government and federal agencies allowed for the unnecessary devastation and loss of life the city of New Orleans has endured. Prior to the hurricane, New Orleans was a rapidly evolving city that was home to individuals of varying races, ethnicities, and places of origin. With real estate booming and a fiscally sound government, the city was projected for great success. As Mayor of New Orleans, I utilized my power to protect my citizens to the best of my ability.