Cause and Effects of Katrina October 30, 2012 Cause and Effects of Katrina The tragic occurrence of Hurricane Katrina, a registered CAT 3 hurricane with gusting winds ranging from 111-130 mph exposed significant architectural deficiencies in the levee systems of New Orleans. Though not all architectural breakdowns are as disastrous, the breeched levees led to numerous deaths, homes, community businesses, roadways, and left a pathway of devastation that is still being repaired today. Due to the horrific event many lawsuits were filed, many conspiracy theories were created, and many court cases were initiated. Hurricane Katrina had a significant impact on our country and those effects are still being endured today. Even though New Orleans was once devastated, major developments to the failed system of levees have been made.
Servant Leadership is about helping others. It is about identifying and meeting the needs of co-workers, customers, and their surrounding community. Innovation For some, innovation means making today's products and services a little bit better (Langdon 2002). Innovation spawns from a servant led environment. Organizations that practice servant leadership want individuals to share their ideas.
The epicentre was a town named Leogane; about 19km (12 miles) west of Port-au-Prince, thousands were left homeless and up to 80-90% of buildings in Leogane were destroyed. The quake was quickly followed by two strong aftershocks of 5.9 and 5.5 magnitudes. It was the worst earthquake to hit the Caribbean island in 2 centuries. The island lies on the Enriquilla-Plantain Garden Fault however it was caused by an interaction between the North American and Caribbean Plates. After which the barely noticed island became the centre of the world’s news channels, it became one of the most noticed natural disasters in history with celebrities and normal people alike doing allsorts to raise money and aid for the victims of the quake.
In the 2005, a Hurricane named Katrina brought with it a massive force of destruction, once again change the live of many within the country. These events brought new meaning to crises intervention in the United States. In this paper, the topics being discussed our not the horrible events of 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina, but on highlighting crises interventions and future trends of crises intervention. The discussion will include brief sections that describing what is crises intervention, to the historical development of crises intervention, and discussing two future trends facing crises intervention. Plus brief personal look into it as well.
This is another example of how businesses will follow up with the decisions and use critical thinking to try and foresee any issues that may arise. While optimism tends to sugarcoat problems and critical details are glanced over, pessimism brings out those issues but could be to downbeat and make it seem as there is not a solution to a problem. Realism would be the neutral, more scientific objective. A company has decided that it wants to build two new stores in six months. If thinking pessimistically about it, the stores would probably never get built because the issues would be so abundant that the plans would never be finalized.
Hurricanes and tsunamis are two of the many natural disasters in the world. They are very different but yet alike and affect people in the world everyday. To further examine the natural disasters, let us take a look at the formation, death toll, and reconstruction cost of hurricanes and tsunamis. Many scientists have researched and studied how hurricanes and tsunamis are formed. Hurricanes, also called typhoons in other parts of the world, start as thunderstorms.
For example, during recent natural disasters I have donated food items or in some instances I have donated money for the relief efforts. * Some of the recent world events that have most impacted my worldview are the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the 2004 tsunami, and Hurricane Katrina. September 11, 2001 * Recent world events have developed and change how I view the world and certain aspects of life. For example, when a natural disaster occurs my initial response is to pray for the victims affected by the natural disaster. Additionally, I reflect how God has blessed me given that several other people are suffering as consequence of the natural disaster.
Third, it is expensive. The firm can’t afford to spend more money as the financial deficit of the firm is high. Considering the resources of the new product is not found in abundance at the moment, there is a lot of research has to be done. Because once the product is launched, the company has to make sure everything is intact, the main purpose of TPU is to eliminate PVC from their products, so at circumstances the company should not come back PVC, and it gives them a bad reputation. To conclude it is not a wide decision to switch from PVC to TPU at this moment.
At some point Eric would have to wonder, if the CEO, Jack Derry thought so highly of Randy, “Why isn’t he leading this strategic realignment? Eric has to take notice of the team competencies or lack of because any weak or missing competencies jeopardize the team goal (Luecke, 2004, p. 15). The team does not embody the essentials needed to be effective. In this case, the Fire Art Inc. team required additional skills and practices if they are to be a team or even an effective team. It needed to be managed from a senior management level as well as the middle management level.