Homework Assignment

Homework Assignment

Question 1
After completing this week’s readings, prepare a post of at least 200 words that describes in your own words what emergency management is and does. Why is emergency management needed?
Question 2
Select a recent emergency or disaster (anywhere in the world) and do Internet research to find credible sources that address what happened, the cause(s), and the consequences (human injury and death, structural damage or destruction, etc.) In a short paper (about 250 words), describe the incident and at least five different activities or capabilities that were or are needed to respond to or recover from the incident. (Think of as diverse activities/capabilities as possible). If possible, note what type of department or organization would be involved in providing that activity or capability or meeting that need.
Include reference citations and a reference list formatted in APA Style.

Question 3
Answer each of the following short answer questions in your own words and submit your answers here by midnight Sunday of week 1.

When, why, and how was the Federal Emergency Management Agency created?
What were some of the problems or challenges in FEMA’s early development? How were these problems addressed under former FEMA Director James Lee Witt?
How did the role of FEMA change after the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and the creation of the Department of Homeland Security?
What changes were made to improve FEMA after Hurricane Katrina?

Reference the pages numbers in your text (or in other reference sources) where you found the information.