Week 5 Project – Due
Jul 5, 2020 11:59 PMMCJ6505 Management of Critical Incidents SU01
Week 5 Project: Hurricane Katrina Evaluation and Recommendations
In this second major assignment, you will apply what you learned in this course to evaluate the Katrina response and make recommendations. This portion should also take 6–8 pages to fully cover the following required topics:
- Evaluations: Identify the specific policies and procedures which failed during Hurricane Katrina. Address how governmental policies failed to protect the citizens of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. Be sure to consider all levels of government, not just federal. This is important.
- Conclusion and recommendations: Provide at least three viable strategies you would recommend to government officials and agencies to prevent the likelihood of a similar disaster preparedness failure from occurring again. Be sure that your recommendations are legal and realistic.
- Comparison: Compare the Katrina response against the response to “Super Storm Sandy” in 2012. In what ways did the governments improve over Katrina? In which areas do we still see a need for improvement?
- Lessons for crisis management: Analyze how the lessons and procedures related to hurricane response can apply to other aspects of crisis management. How can these techniques be deployed in the battle against the Zika virus, for instance? Consider also immigration and terrorism.
Submit your report in a 6–8-page Microsoft Word document to the Submissions Area by the due date assigned. Name your file MCJ6505_W5_A2_LastName_FirstInitial.doc.