Federalism: Federal Government of the United States and Natural Disaster

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08 Federalism Federalism in Action Part One: The Storm "The Storm: Chaos and Tragedy": Answer the following questions as you view the PBS video excerpt "Chaos and Tragedy." 1. According to Frontline, what problems were caused by the following groups: o The Local and state officials? The inability to enforce laws from the federal level uniformly throughout counties o The U.S. military? Suffered problems because they had no previous experience on these situations of emergencies o FEMA? Had many issues because of no previous experience o The Government? Didn’t make it a priority right away 2. Why was the Louisiana National Guard unable to help? The headquarters were flooded also by Katrina 3. Why were rescue efforts hampered in…show more content…
Before conducting your interview, please view the slide presentation of Guide to Conducting an Interview for helpful tips and guidelines. Consider the following questions for your interview: o What natural disasters are most likely to occur in your community? o What is the specific role of your agency in a disaster? o What is your personal responsibility in the event of a natural disaster? o What are the current emergency plans for the community? o Was the plan updated since Hurricane Katrina? And if so, how? If not, do you feel they should be? Why or why not? o What role do local, state, and federal governments have in the plan? o What can I or my family do to be better prepared for an emergency? What should we do during an emergency? Place your interview write up here: Option 2: Interview a friend or family member who has experienced a natural disaster. Before conducting your interview, please view the slide presentation of Guide to Conducting an Interview for helpful tips and guidelines. Consider the following questions for your interview and include at least two additional questions of your own: o What type of disaster did you experience? o When and where did this disaster occur? o What did you do to prepare for the disaster? o What steps did you take during the disaster to protect yourself or your home? o What was the experience like after the disaster? o
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