You’ve heard about the havoc Hurricane Katrina wreaked on the coasts of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. Now you can read all about the effects the storm had on the residents of these affected areas and the government’s response to the human tragedy that hit the U.S. coast in the summer of 2005.
The Senate Committee of Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs has compiled a 700-page bound document entitled Hurricane Katrina: A Nation Still Unprepared, filled with colored photos of the devastated areas, detailed descriptions of what happened before, during, and after the hurricane hit, and the chaos and confusion created by government failure to meet the people’s needs. As a result, this document cites the fraud and wasteful spending which followed the devastation, errors and mistakes that should not have been made, and provides recommendations from their findings on how to prevent the chaos from happening during any other emergency situation as well as key points to help better prepare the nation for future disasters that will avoid the confusion, wasted time and funds, and better meet the needs of the people affected.
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