Summary: Policy Changes After Hurricane Katrina

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Hurricane Katrina Abstract . Hurricane Katrina is the costliest natural disasters to hit the United States (US) and is one of the five most deadly hurricanes in US history. It was also one of the worst responses to a natural disaster. The Public Safety and Emergency Management were not prepared or ready to respond to such a disaster. This caused many changes in policy at all levels and new ways to train and respond to disasters were created following this event. Hurricane Katrina Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast of the United States on August 29th. When the storm made landfall, it had a Category 3 rating. On the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale, a storm received a Category 3 rating because it has sustained winds of 100 to 140 miles per hour. The…show more content…
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