Homeland Security Paper

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. Cite at least three credible outside sources for support.