In April 2012, the United States of America experienced Sandy, known as one of the deadliest and costliest hurricanes in the American history. It is estimated that the hurricane caused damage of about $75 million. Besides numerous causalities along its path, the deadly hurricane left many cities without electricity, communication system, infrastructure and even shelter in many cases. Within the United States, New Jersey and New, both major socio-economic hubs and highly populated regions, remained the worst hit area of the storm.
The whole world observed as the administration responders appeared incapable to provide essential protection from the effects of nature. The deprived response results from a failure to accomplish a number of risk factors (Moynihan, 2009). The dangers of a major hurricane striking New Orleans had been measured, and there was sufficient warning of the threat of Katrina that announcements of emergency were made days in advance of landfall (Moynihan, 2009). Nonetheless, the responders were unsuccessful to change this information into a level of preparation suitable with the possibility of the approaching disaster. Federal responders failed to recognize the need to more actively engage (Moynihan, 2009). These improvements include improved ability to provide support to states and tribes ahead of a disaster; developed a national disaster recovery strategy to guide recovery efforts after major disasters and emergencies; and the Establishment of Incident Management Assistance Teams in which these full time, rapid response teams are able to deploy within two hours and arrive at an incident within 12 hours to support the local incident commander (FEMA,
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) would become the central point-of-contact within the national government in responding to incidents. Since formation in 1979, FEMA’s core missions were to enhance the government’s ability to survive a foreign attack, and to assist state and local authorities in disaster response (Carafano, 2005). And while the two core missions seem heterogenous in scope at times from an outside perspective, the biggest difference between the two tasks is duration. A man-made disaster may be over in a matter of minutes as compared to a hurricane lasting several days, but in both instances the road to recovery is long. In order to streamline response and recovery in either scenario, FEMA was reorganized with new directives to support comprehensive emergency management practices (CRS, 2006). Today, FEMA provides the standard approach and guidance that many local communities may not have due to funding, training, and
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma could have a major negative impact on both Texas and Florida's economies and the United States' overall economy.
updates readers on the ways Irma’s impact hurt millions of people financially and how Florida keys got the worst end of the storm.Florida was hit hard by hurricane Irma and people say recovery will be long. Nearly 10,000 people evacuated and many people were hunkered down.The damage that Irma made will cost around $50 billion.Residents are going to their homes being flooded and some are even gone,and in harder hit areas of the state still have emergency responders in rescue mode.People said that the water and tides can be a weeklong event.
Hurricane Katrina was an excellent case study in the divide between society, the government, and the individual as well as the inability for big government and law enforcement to manage crisis. One event factor, only partially controlled by society, was the almost $100 billion and counting effect of Hurricane Katrina on the U.S. Economy. This figure is quite low, when one takes into account not just the repairs and reconstruction for the region, but the interruption of the Gulf oil supply, ruin of exports like grain, forestry in adjoining areas, hundreds of thousands left unemployed (fewer taxes into the government) as well as the huge economic impact the lack of tourism will have on the Louisiana economy (Reidy 2005; Cooper, 2007).
In a state of national emergency, the United States government is expected to be efficient and organized. When Hurricane Katrina struck on August 25th, 2005, the United States government was not readily prepared for such an immense disaster. The mismanagement of relief efforts by the U.S. government led to a lack of adequate assistance to U.S. victims along with a prolonged restoration period for those in need. Had the government accepted more foreign aid and further prepared for the storm, hurricane Katrina may not have proved such a disaster in our nation’s history. This essay will explain how foreign aid was integrated into the relief effort. Additionally, this essay will explore the government’s refusal of aid from various countries
The preparedness efforts leading up to Hurricane Floyd was not as affected as we are today due to lack of technology, we had back in 1999 and the infrastructure like we have today. The Division of Public Health held meetings a day before Hurricane Floyd arrived in North Carolina. They had press releases with some safety and tip advises to citizens all across the state of North Carolina and communicated with local health departments and exchanged valuable information on the assistance that was needed for the disaster. A hurricane warning was in effect for North Carolina 27 hours prior to the arrival of Hurricane Floyd. The weather channel predicted the hurricane from all the model predictions that it would not impact the east coast like it did. The governor at the time of Hurricane Floyd, who was Jim Hunt, reassured to the State of North Carolina that the storm is capable of producing heavy rain and also advised all of North Carolina to take shelter. Also, he advised the citizens that lived in manufactured homes, to evacuate immediately and take shelter elsewhere. As many as 700 National Guards were deployed in efforts for security and traffic. Local pet shelters were in place for home pets who needed shelter for the storm and proper instructions were listed just in case the citizens were taking care of their pets themselves. Other organizations such as American Red Cross were also in attendance during the preparedness efforts opening up shelters for citizens all across the
This is an appeal for damages to my home during Hurricane Irma. I was under the impression that my home insurance policy was active with Citizens Property Insurance. We submitted a claim with the insurance company on September 17, 2017 for the home damages due to the hurricane Irma (Claim # 001-00-126355).
Hello everyone! Hope all is well…As your CSAWF Liaison and Outreach Coordinator, members often ask questions regarding their benefits. The concerns ranged from understanding the benefits to securing the reimbursements.
A hardship I unfortunately had to deal with came at the hands of Hurricane Matthew. I reside in a small town known as Currie, North Carolina which has many rivers and running throughout, the black river being one of them. Prior to the storm water levels were already elevated due to large amounts of rainfall, the hurricane only making matters worse. When the storm initially hit, it wasn’t really a big deal just what was expected, lots of rainfall and heavy winds. Nobody in my family for one brief moment thought the storm could possibly force us out of our homes. Sadly this is exactly what my family ended up having to move forward with. In the aftermath of the storm water levels just kept elevating even more. We lived roughly about five minutes
1. Recovery from the Category 4 hurricane is still moving slowly. Hurricane Maria is the strongest hurricane to hit the island in 80 years.
My experience with hurricane Irma wasn't that bad, me and my family decide to stay in the area. Which we gathered with the rest of my family where we stayed with my aunt who owns a brick house in Gadsden county, FL. We were a little behind on the hurricane preparation but collected the necessary items we need to stay safety from the hurricane so we were ready for it. as the hurricane was passing in the area last Sunday wasn't that bad it was just breezy nothing that serious.But the next day that when the hurricane was hitting hard with a lot of rain ,and very strong winds. that same morning the electrics went out branches were beginning to fly off the trees and even some of them were falling to the ground. I was cool with the trees and branches