Declaring disaster : Buffalo's blizzard of '77 and the creation of FEMA / Timothy W. Kneeland
- Kneeland, Timothy W., 1962-
- Syracuse, New York : Syracuse University Press, 2021.
- First edition.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (xv, 221 pages) : illustrations
- Buffalo and snow control: from the age of mass transition to the rise of the automobile -- Buffalo and snow control in the age of the automobile -- The blizzard of '77: Buffalo's greatest disaster -- Buffalo's disaster declaration and presidential politics -- A blizzard of change: Jimmy Carter remakes emergency management -- "Grab a six pack": snow control in Buffalo after -- No thruway: automobility in decline.
- "Buffalo's 1977 blizzard was the first snowstorm to be declared a disaster in US history and, in "Declaring Disaster," Kneeland offers a compelling examination of whether the 1977 storm was an anomaly or the inevitable outcome of years of city planning. From the local to the state and federal levels, Kneeland discusses governmental response and disaster relief, showing how this regional event had national implications for environmental policy and how its effects have resounded through the complexities of disaster politics long after the snow fell"--
- United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency—History
- United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency
- Blizzards—New York (State)—Buffalo
- Disaster relief—New York (State)
- Tempêtes de neige—New York (État)—Buffalo
- Secours aux victimes de catastrophes—New York (État)
- Disaster relief
- New York (State)
- New York (State)—Buffalo
- 9780815655114 (electronic book)
0815655118 (electronic book)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Endowment Note:
- Paterno Libraries Endowment
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