Hurricane Katrina (C): Responding to an Ultra-Catastrophe In New Orleans (Abridged) Harvard Case Solution & Analysis

Tuesday, 23 August 2005, the weather service meteorologist at the U.S. National said a tropical depression in the southeast of the Bahamas. How to strengthen into a tropical storm, weather officials gave him the name, Katrina, and closely monitored him as he turned into a hurricane crossing southern Florida, and then pass into the Gulf of Mexico. It is served warm waters of the Gulf, Katrina turned into a monster, "Category five" hurricane with winds gusting past 170 miles per hour and an unusually wide range of over 100 kilometers.

Katrina initially thought the title following the Florida Panhandle, but on Friday he delivered a sharp shift, he turned to the west, and seemed to take dead aim at one of the most iconic and fragile cities in the U.S., New Orleans. Since land is expected on Monday morning, state, local and federal officials to respond to emergencies in any action, after roadmaps set out in their emergency plans. This case tells the story ahead of the storm, the detailed plans that officials will rely on the preparation for the onslaught of the hurricane, the steps that have been taken to evacuate and shelter hundreds of thousands of residents in the metropolitan New Orleans, and communication between different agencies and levels of government, as the storm approached, it shows officials about the consequences of hurricane, but we are confident that their products were comparable to those problems that Katrina would pose. It asks readers to consider why local, state and federal authorities are turned able to respond effectively to catastrophic events that have been long anticipated. Often you can learn on their own or in tandem with a part in the case, which describes after landfall response to the devastating effects of a hurricane, it would be useful in the classroom for an emergency or strategic management, and well as bilateral relations. HKS Case Number 1916.3 "Hide
Arnold Howitt on 27 pages. Publication Date: April 10, 2008. Prod. #: HKS194-PDF-ENG

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