A Failure of Initiative: Final Report of the Select Bipartisan Committee To Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina, February 15, 2006 (eBook)

A Failure of Initiative: Final Report of the Select Bipartisan Committee To Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina, February 15, 2006 (eBook)
Title:
A Failure of Initiative: Final Report of the Select Bipartisan Committee To Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina, February 15, 2006
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Paperback
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052-071-01438-1
ISBN:
0-16-075425-9
Description

The Select Committee identifies failures at all levels of government that significantly undermined and detracted from the heroic efforts of first responders, private individuals and organizations, faith-based groups, and others.

House Report 109-377. Union Calendar No. 205. Tom Davis, Chairman of the Select Bipartisan Committee. Tells the story of inadequate preparation and response in evacuations, medical care, communications, and contracting relating to Hurricane Katrina and the Gulf Coast. Concludes that the government's best efforts, at all levels of government, were not good enough. The writers hope that their findings will prompt the changes needed to make all levels of government better prepared and better able to respond the next time.Tells the story of inadequate preparation and response in evacuations, medical care, communications, and contracting. Concludes that the government's best efforts, at all levels of government, were not good enough. The writers hope that their findings will prompt the changes needed to make all levels of government better prepared and better able to respond the next time.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

Preface ix
Executive Summary of Findings 1
Investigation Overview 7
Background 29
Pre-landfall Preparation and Katrina’s Impact 59
Hurricane Pam 81
Levees 87
Evacuation 103
The National Framework for Emergency Management 131
FEMA Preparedness 151
Communications 163
Command and Control 183
The Military 201
Law Enforcement 241
Medical Care 267
Shelter and Housing 311
Logistics and Contracting 319
Charitable Organizations 343
Conclusion 359
Appendexes
1 Glossary of Acronyms 365
2 HSOC Spot Report 374
3 White House Document Review 376
4 Emergency Grants to States 380
5 Key Federal Law Enforcement Activities 397
6 GAO Report 417
7 DHS Response to GAO Report 426
8 McKinney Supplement 435
(from the preprint online version as of 2/22/06)

Audience

Political scientists, policy advocates, emergency management response teams, disaster recovery specialists, fire safety crews, and technical support staff may be interested in this volume. Additionally, students pursuing coursework in emergency management, disaster planning and policies, mitigation planning and policy strategies, National Guard training, and disaster preparedness and response training may be interested in this volume for reference examples and research during Hurricane Katrina.

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$16.75
International Price:
$23.45
Publisher:
House, Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina
Author:
  • Davis, Tom
Notes:
A supplement is also available under S/N 052-071-01439-0. NB1313
Key Phrases:
  • House Report 109 377
  • Hurricanes
  • Hurricane Katrina, 2005
  • Louisiana, New Orleans
  • Mississippi
  • Natural Disasters
SuDocs Class:
Y 1.1/8:109-377
Weight:
4.75
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Cover:
Paper
Subject Bibliography:
141
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Item available Date:
02/06/2006
Last Status Update:
08/11/2017
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