Hurricane Katrina

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Kerline Brownell

Government

1/24/11

Period: 7

Disaster Recovery of Hurricane Katrina

On August 25, 2005 Hurricane Katrina left a broad area of destruction across the United States. After the Hurricane, water from the storm overwhelmed the levee system in New Orleans and flooded large parts of the city and it was an economic disaster. The handling of disaster relief by the government, especially FEMA, drew harsh criticism. From the people Hurricane Katrina impacted many families, leaving them homeless and with no access to food, water and other necessities. The people in New Orleans themselves went around the community trying to rescue people with the very little amount of possessions that they had. Elderly and people who were sick were dying. With all those problem going on the government did not step in until it was almost too late.

The government has created many organizations to help people during disasters. The administration did not provide any funds and did not step in on time to help the people until days later. FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards, were not ready. They knew the Hurricane was going to happen in New Orleans yet, they did not get prepare for rescuing. the National Guard enables its troops to respond to domestic emergencies, combat missions, counter-drug efforts, reconstruction missions. They did not come on time; they did not have enough boats, trucks and other means for help. Many people lost their lives because help didn't arrive to them on time. "It was not just a disaster of nature, but a break down of the government." Stated president Obama. The Bush administration has failed in many ways to provide to the people. President Obama has promise his administration is going to stand with and fight alongside New Orleans until...
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