unit 2 essay

Unit II Essay


Suggested Reading

Cutter, S. (2006, June 11). The geography of social vulnerability: Race, class, and catastrophe. Understanding Katrina: Perspectives from the social sciences. Retrieved from http://understandingkatrina.ssrc.org/Cutter/

Knox, C. C. (2013). Analyzing after-action reports from Hurricanes Andrew and Katrina: Repeated, modified, and newly created recommendations. Journal of Emergency Management, 11(2). Retrieved from Columbia Southern University Library.

Reibestein, J. L. (2008). Capabilities-based planning: A framework for local planning success? Journal of Emergency Management, 6(4). Retrieved from Columbia Southern University Library.

read one of the articles from the Suggested Reading list.

Write a two-page essay of 500 words in APA style.

You are the leader of the Emergency Planning Team for New Orleans prior to
Hurricane Katrina.

  1. Identify a risk and choose a physical asset or social group(s) that
    is vulnerable to the risk.
  2. Determine the priorities for physical protection.
  3. Analyze and develop a mitigation or preparedness strategy to protect
    or reduce the vulnerability of the physical asset or social group(s). See
    pages 38-54 of the textbook, “Outline of Risk Management Steps” for

All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased
and quoted material must have accompanying citations.