Effective disaster management is highly important when it comes to assisting in rescue and relief to affected. This does not only include post disaster rescue efforts but these disaster management activities should be proactive. They start right from taking preventive measures before the disaster actually occurs and goes on till the effected people are resettled back in their lives. This disaster management pertaining to human life is not only associated with physical well being but also focuses on psychological, emotional, and spiritual rehabilitation.
Both the textbook Superstorm Sandy: the Inevitable Destruction and Reconstruction of the Jersey Shore and The Business of Disaster PBS documentary discussed the effects that Superstorm Sandy had on New Jersey (and other regions, such as Staten Island and Connecticut, that were impacted), mainly residents whose homes were either severely damaged or lost altogether. Each goes into the sociological significance that an event like this has on the people that encounter it.
In the Disaster in Franklin County simulation (Regents of the University of Minnesota [UMN], 2006), there were several key personnel in the incident command team. This concept is utilized in real disasters when the Public
According to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), there are many factors that will affect the direction of emergency management in the coming years. These can be classified as global challenges, global opportunities, national challenges, national opportunities, professional challenges, and professional opportunities. Global Challenges include some issues like global climate change, increasing population and population density, increasing resource scarcities, rising income inequality, and increasing risk aversion. Global Opportunities has to do with increased scientific understanding of the hazards and societal responses, as well as revolutionary technologies. National Challenges involves increasing urbanization and hazard exposure, interdependencies in infrastructure, continued emphasis on growth, rising costs of disaster recovery, increasing population diversity, terrorist threats, low priority of emergency management, legal liability, and intergovernmental tensions. Due to these factors that will affect the direction of emergency management in the coming years, there is need for us at emergency management division to adjust operational plans to meet these challenges and especially changes emanating from constant changes expected in technology and other threats we face.
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,
As the Assistant Administrator of National Preparedness with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (F.E.M.A.) when Super Storm Sandy made landfall on October 29, 2012, in New Jersey it brought with it storm surges of more than 11 feet, killing more than 100 people (including 43 in New York of which 34 occurred in Queens and Staten Island), destroying or damaging thousands of homes, and leaving more than 8 million people without power.
Hurricane Sandy destroyed homes by separating families and tearing down their homes. After Hurricane Sandy happened when families came back home from wherever they went when the hurricane occurred some of them maybe most of them came home to almost nothing. Half of the towns and almost half of buildings was ruined with water damage and had to be rebuilt (Dunbar).
There were many names given to the deadly storm such as "Frankenstorm", "Blizzacane" and "Snor-eastercane"(Sharp, 2012). The official name given to the storm by the National Hurricane Center was "Post Tropical Cyclone Sandy." Sandy was only the second biggest storm to ever hit the Atlantic coast but it set many other records along the way. One record the storm broke was “The surge level at Battery Park topped 13.88 feet at 9:24 p.m. Monday, surpassing the 10.02 feet record water level set by Hurricane Donna in 1960.” (Sharp, 2012). The storm hit just in time to interrupt the presidential Campaign as President Barack Obama joined New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to survey the damage and declare a state of emergency for New Jersey and New York to allow Federal money to assist in recovery efforts. Another candidate running for president “Mitt Romney canceled political rallies on Oct. 29 and 30, turning one campaign appearance into a "storm relief" event. He gave brief non-political remarks and spent less than an hour collecting hurricane relief donations and loading them into a truck” (Sharp, 2012). After Hurricane Sandy there was a much different problem that FEMA faced then what they did with Hurricane Katrina. This issue was public response to communication. Many residents that were in the mandatory evacuation
As Hurricane Sandy approached New York on October 28, 2012, and President Obama declared a state of emergency for the region, federal state and city authorities moved into emergency mode. The president directed Fugate, administrator of FEMA, to make all resources available to affected states and responders. The Department of Energy worked with FEMA to provide assistance to electric industries and potential power restoration efforts. Governor Cuomo ordered the Metropolitan Transport Authority to shut down by Sunday 7pm. Most bridges and tunnels were shut down, along with the Metro-North, LIRR and NYC subways. Commuter rail and bus service, Port Authority Bus Terminal, Grand Central Terminal and all airports in the area were ordered shut
The population of Sandy is growing because Sandy is a physically attractive place. Many families are coming to Sandy because it is a safe place to raise their children. There is a lot of economic development, so there are a lot of job opportunities. There are more buildings being
A Rapid Needs Assessment of the Rockaway Peninsula in New York City After Hurricane Sandy and the Relationship of Socioeconomic Status to Recovery
West Boylston, Massachusetts is located in Worcester County, and is less than a 20 minute drive to the larger city of Worcester. The town is home to 7,669 residents, as of the 2010 census, giving it a small-town feel while maintaining an active community life. The town also includes the village of Oakdale. A shining feature of West Boylston is that it is set on the Wachusett Reservoir, allowing protection of its pastoral charm while proving to be a popular sport for water-based recreational activities. Homes in the area are quality built and have a tradition and cozy feel. Capes, ranches, Colonials and custom built house are often available at any price point. If you are in the market for a condo, you will find a wide variety within the city
This emergence of social media has also changed emergency management and disaster response. Emergency management as a whole is fairly new, only creating widely recognized, integrated emergency management systems beginning in the 1970s. Furthermore, at this same time people realized that the effects disasters have on the communities they strike can be mitigated by the creation of disaster plans ahead of time, proper disaster response training, and the efforts of human actions in these situations. Because social media has enabled mass amounts of instant information sharing, it allows not only locals and disaster response teams to help with the management of crises, but also many remote citizens.
Emergency management faces many challenges in today’s modern society. In the years prior to 9/11 emergency management was primarily focused on natural disasters. That has since changed; we now face a diverse variety of risks and hazards on a constant basis. As we continue to grow in population current and newer have compounded into more problems that emergency planner must face and find solutions for.