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EMG375 Colorado State Hurricane Sandy Disaster Response Plan Pape


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Question Description

Paper is on Hurricane Sandy

For your final Portfolio Project, research a disaster that required a federal disaster declaration and involved caring for the injured, dead, and distraught. Develop a disaster response plan that discusses the following topics as they pertain to the disaster response phase:

  • Type of disaster
  • The model type for managing response efforts
  • Hazard detection
  • Issuing warnings
  • Evacuation
  • Sheltering
  • Caring for the injured, dead, and distraught
  • Managing public information, donations, and volunteers

Your paper should meet the following requirements:

  • Be 8 pages in length, not including the title and reference pages.
  • Identify each topic with a subheading (center and bold).
  • Properly reference and include at least five research articles from peer-reviewed, scholarly journals in addition to the textbook. Do not use unverifiable sources, such as articles without a credible author or institution (e.g., blogs)

Final Answer




Hurricane Sandy

Institutional Affiliation





It is always important for a country to be well prepared for emergencies. Several
emergencies like flood and earthquakes can strike a country or a state. Such emergencies
come without any warnings and could come up anytime. It is therefore significant to be
well prepared to face any type of emergencies. Every state or country should put efforts to
make and be prepared with an emergency response plan. In case there is a disaster, the Iowa
Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division (IHSEMD) are on the first priorities
to help the affected country. On the other hand, in case the disaster has massively impacted the
country, the government, under the request of the Emergency Management Division (IHSEMD),
will have to declare the disaster (Casey-Lockyer, et al, 2013). Basically, it is important to
understand that the declaration may affect the different parts of the affected country, or a given
state. In this paper, I will be able to research a disaster that required a federal disaster declaration
and involved caring for the injured, dead, and distraught.

Type of disaster

Hurricane Sandy was a tropical disaster that frustrated parts of the United States, Mid Atlantic and
the Caribbean toward the end of October 2012. According to records, Hurricane Sandy was the
largest Atlantic hurricane. Hurricane Sandy is believed to be the deadliest hurricane and in fact the
most destructive one in history of the US. Sandy frustrated the Caribbean, leading to the death of
around 75 people before going to the North. Sand produced, as it approached the East Coast, the
highest waves, ever produced in Western Atlantic, leading to terrifying storm surge and floods all
over the New Jersey as well as the Coastal New York (Casey-Lockyer, et al, 2013). The Hurricane
Sandy which was also known as the Superstorm Sandy, led to a damage of around $70.2 billion,



8.5 million people were left powerless, about 650,000 homes were destroyed and over 72
Americans were killed. The disaster was characterized by storm-surge flooding, heavy rainfall and
destructive winds which hit the East Coast as well as the Caribbean with extreme force.

Model type

The model used to manage response efforts will be done through coordination. Under this model,
there are perspectives which ought to be considered for effective response communication, as
well as decision making. Communication entails the ability to interact with one another and
discuss on significant issues that will help during the response. Teams or organizations should
communicate with one another to ensure that they are in the same lane of the response plan.
Communication will encompass both direction and timing during response. Basically, if
coordination has not been maintained through out the response, it is unlikely that the event might
take too long to be settled. On the other hand, decision making plays a significant part in
coordination because without decision making, how will the team begin their operations to

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