week 1 Part 2A

Consider the laws that have been passed after major disasters and the programs that have been initiated to improve emergency management by reviewing the following documents. 

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Review the following documents by clicking the links provided. 

Federal Emergency Management Agency. (n.d.). Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013. Retrieved from ` https://www.fema.gov/disasters/sandy-recovery-improvement-act-2013

Kennell, P. M., Nassi, S. P., & Westerfield, R. R. (2016). Four years after Sandy, storm resiliency lags. Risk Management, 63(8), 4–6. 

Then, write an essay that addresses the following questions. 

  • Identify and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the public and private sectors that collaborated during the preparedness and response phases to the affected states. 
  • Based on the Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013, identify and discuss some of the legislative actions to improve emergency preparedness and response. 
  • In your opinion, did the changes identified in the Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013 do enough to ensure stronger preparation and response efforts in the event of a similar disaster in the future? 

While not required, the following resource may assist you in your review of the efforts following Hurricane Sandy. 

Federal Emergency Management Agency. (2013).  Hurricane Sandy FEMA after-action report. Retrieved from https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/20130726-1923-25045-7442/sandy_fema_aar.pdf

Your submission should be a minimum of three pages, not including the title and reference pages. Your essay should contain an introduction and be well organized, with clear evidence of critical thinking. All sources used should be properly cited. Your paper and all sources used should be formatted in APA style.

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