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Disaster response

Author: Debra A Miller
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2009.
Series: Current controversies.
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Collection of essays discussing issues surrounding governmental response to manmade or natural disasters.
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Disaster response.
Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2009009039
(OCoLC)312445898
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Debra A Miller
OCLC Number: 762863443
Description: 1 online resource (195 pages).
Contents: What are the challenges involved in disaster response? 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 [and others] ; 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 --
Has the U.S. disaster response 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 ; 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 --
Should citizens 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 ; 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 --
How can U.S. disaster response be improved? 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.
Series Title: Current controversies.
Responsibility: Debra A. Miller, book editor.

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Collection of essays discussing issues surrounding governmental response to manmade or natural disasters.

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