Disaster response / Debra A. Miller, book editor
- Detroit : Greenhaven Press, 2009.
- Physical Description:
- 195 pages ; 24 cm.
- Additional Creators:
- Miller, Debra A.
- ch. 1: What are the challenges involved in disaster response? Chapter preface -- Providing water and sanitation are the immediate challenges following a disaster / Pan American Health Organization -- Post-disaster temporary housing is often an unmet need / Matt Fink, Ilyssa Plumer, Kit Radosevich, Erin Ward, and Rebekah Green -- Natural disasters present the challenge of dealing with emotional trauma, especially for children / Philip J. Lazarus, Shane R. Jimerson, and Stephen E. Brock -- Disaster response challenges are mounting as global warming increases climatic disasters around the world / Oxfam International -- Building a disaster-resilient nation and world is the grand challenge / David Applegate -- ch. 2: Has the U.S. disaster response improved since Hurricane Katrina? Chapter preface -- Yes, the U.S. disaster response has improved since Hurricane Katrina. A new and enhanced FEMA was created in 2007 / R. David Paulison -- The federal government has improved disaster preparedness and response / Gregg Carlstrom -- Coordination between the federal government and states was better for Hurricane Gustav than for Hurricane Katrina / Associated Press -- Hurricanes Gustav and Ike showed that FEMA reforms have worked / Jeff Greene -- No, the U.S. disaster response has not improved since Hurricane Katrina. FEMA reforms did not address the root causes of the Katrina response disaster / Peter Grier -- FEMA is not ready for another Katrina disaster / Stewart M. Powell -- FEMA failed to develop a housing plan for Hurricane Ike evacuees / Dahleen Glanton -- ch. 3: Should citizens rely on the government to respond to disasters? Chapter preface -- Yes, citizens should rely on the government to respond to disasters. FEMA is ready to respond to major disasters / John Solomon -- The private sector cannot take the place of government in disaster response / Dante Chinni -- No, citizens should not rely on the government to respond to disasters. Citizens cannot rely on FEMA during catastrophic events / Dorothy A. Seese -- Most Texans in hurricane country do not rely on the government / Gina McCauley -- Reliance on the federal government gives a false sense of security to state and local governments / Matt A. Mayer, Richard Weitz, and Diem Nguyen -- ch. 4: How can U.S. disaster response be improved? Chapter preface -- FEMA should give states and localities more responsibility for disaster response / Patrick Roberts -- FEMA must coordinate better with voluntary agencies in providing mass care after disasters / U.S. Government Accountability Office -- A good communications network is still needed for first responders / Sascha Meinrath -- FEMA is still in need of reform / Mitchell L. Moss -- FEMA should not be given more power / Michael Hampton -- Greater government investments are needed to provide effective disaster response / Donald Cohen -- The government should create a national disaster insurance fund / Frank McEnulty -- The government-funded disaster safety net should be replaced with free-market policies / Thomas A. Bowden -- Organizations to contact.
- 9780737741346 (hardcover)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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- committed to retain 20170930 20430101 HathiTrust https://www.hathitrust.org/shared_print_program
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