Hurricane Katrina resulted in massive loss of life and billions of dollars in property damage.
There were and are many lessons to be learned from this event. Finger pointing started before the
event was over. Most of the focus on Hurricane Katrina was on its impact on New Orleans; however,
the storm ravaged a much wider area than that.
In a well-written paper, briefly summarize the event in its entirety. Next, focus on the impact that
Katrina had on the city of New Orleans. What went right and what went wrong during the response
effort? Given that the impact area was much bigger than New Orleans, what difference did the initial
responses make? Examine this event from the local, state, and national response levels. What are the
lessons learned and how are we more prepared today for natural disasters like Katrina?
Your paper should be 2-3 pages in length and in apa format with in text citations. Cite at least three
credible outside sources for support. Must be in third person, even though the assignment instructions may be asking you your views or perspectives. To do this, write from the perspective of a scholar who observes and researches about the particular topic. Therefore, first person should be avoided.