According to Bergal & Hiles (2007), “official records show that while Katrina was a strong Category 3 hurricane when it slammed into the Gulf Coast near the Mississippi-Louisiana border, by the time it blew over the city of New Orleans, the winds had weakened considerably.” This national disaster could have been prevented if someone would have pushed harder to have more funding to have the levees made stronger on the federal, state and local level. Instead; the cutbacks which government is known for had overlooked an issue that would become a national disaster. Public Health focus is that of the population and what can be
The city is devastated and will not be available for the event. As the event coordinator, I need to decide if the conference should be rescheduled at an alternate location, postponed to an alternate date or cancelled completely. 3) What event triggered the situation? The host city for the accounting system user’s conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, was hit by Hurricane Katrina on August 30, 2005. The city and surrounding areas along the gulf coast have been devastated and the area is not safe or accessible.
Crisis Management: An Analysis of the 1947 Texas City Explosion Kevin K. Rice Columbia Southern University Abstract Texas City became the site of the worst industrial catastrophe in United States history when two merchant ships, the SS Grandcamp and SS High Flyer, carrying ammonium nitrate fertilizer exploded on the 16 and 17 April 1947. The Texas City disaster remains the worst industrial accident in US history. This disaster occurred prior to the realization that government entities needed to have emergency management plans. Since this major accident, major improvements have been made in emergency management ;however, the possibility of a disaster is always relative to the seriousness of the threat. This paper is a recounting of the events surrounding the accident, both before, during, and after.
Levees Breached: Who was responsible for Maintenance? Six years ago, Hurricane Katrina ripped through the Gulf Coast, the Louisiana wetlands breaching levees and canals, and filled the bowl of New Orleans with water. When the levees breached over the lower 9th ward, many residents said it sounded like an explosion and many believe that was history repeating it from the 1927 bombing of the levees and from Hurricane Betsy in 1965. When one is asked who is responsible for the levees, two groups are considered responsible Orleans Levee Board and the U.S Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) but most of the blame goes to USACE. But one thing is for sure whoever was/is responsible should know that the disaster of Hurricane Katrina has been 40 years
Therefore, holding the Murphy Oil company responsible for their contribution in the matter was the initial response to rectifying their losses. However, at first their case was rejected mainly due to prejudice ideals of those in their local government, but in the end they were able to appeal with the 5th Circuit's federal appeals court, but eventually led nowhere. Per Maleske, ",the case looked likely to bring legal certainty to the climate change litigation realm. Either it would add to the growing pressure against oil and gas companies to cut emissions, or it would lead to a circuit split with the 2nd Circuit, which had allowed state and public plaintiffs to proceed with similar claims in Connecticut v. AEP, and nudge the issue closer to the Supreme Court. (Maleske, M. 2010 Inside Counsel)" This case and others like it would surely start a huge liability case influx to other energy and oil companies worldwide.
From city historical record is only 28% of Joplin new home has basement as of 2009,compared with 38%two decades ago. What doe this tells of a city with or located on an alloy of a tornado? Or when it comes in mitigation and preparedness in confronting natural disaster?. Since the tornado, the engineers have criticized the tie up construction of home depot in which all but two of the modeling home used as a sample to demonstrate to the public the benefit of tie structures all collapsed in a domino effect after the tornado, lifted the roof killing seven people in front of the home depot
Reviewing all the data, both for and against Malathion pesticide it is clear to me why some of my constituents are voting for the use of the pesticide, while others are set against such a hazardous chemical being used in and around Genericville. Being a member of the city counsel and the last deciding vote, I have taken time to carefully consider both sides of this serious issue. While Malathion is known to work in aiding reduction in the spreading of the West Niles Virus (WNV) transmitted by mosquitoes, the proposed risk to the environment and the town people both long term and short term are too costly. With the use of this pesticide there are many unknown risk, thus contributing to my final decision to vote against Malathion use in Genericville.
The cause of the disease and its way of spreading were not known at the time. It would be four more years before Koch in Germany proved that a bacterium, the tubercle bacillus, could actually cause a disease; but the germ theory was not well understood, even though the spread of disease by filth was considered the likely cause. The epidemic was so severe that Memphis was evacuated except for 19,000 persons, of whom 17,000 were stricken with the disease. Crosby describes Memphis as a city of corpses, with some of the features remindful of the great plagues of Europe. A large part of the book is concentrated on the Yellow Fever
It's better known as the cinematic home for violence and car chases in films such as "Grease" and "Terminator 2." In the 1990s, the conservation group American Rivers placed it six times on the list of the country's 20 most threatened and endangered rivers. In 2010, however, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency declared it a "traditional navigable water," allowing for Clean Water Act protections, officials said. The river ultimately ends in the Pacific Ocean at Long Beach, California. Another maiden kayaker this week, Councilman-elect Mitch O'Farrell, almost capsized during his adventure.
Solutions plan to present a large event/fundraiser which will consist of several companies to collaborate on resolving homelessness. For the venue, we needed and large indoor space like the convention center. As with any event, risk factors are anticipated and we have come up with plans to mitigate issues to help avoid confusion, conflict, and preserve the safety of the facility, sponsors and patrons. One unavoidable risk is weather. If the event is held outside, it could cause a decrease in participants.