MSE201 Columbia Southern State of Florida Government Case Study Discussion

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For this unit’s assignment, you will prepare a case study on the preparedness and response efforts of the state of Florida to Hurricane Matthew.

Review the updates from Governor Rick Scott of Florida and the Florida Division of Emergency Management listed below and write a case study that addresses, at a minimum, the following aspects of Florida’s efforts.

  • Discuss how the state of Florida government and the Florida Division of Emergency Management prepared and responded to Hurricane Matthew.
  • Did the state of Florida government and Florida Division of Emergency Management achieve the roles and responsibilities outlined on pages 13–14 of the National Response Framework? Provide examples.
  • In your opinion, were the state preparedness and response efforts successful? Support your opinion with strong evidence.

The links to references that will assist you in this assignment are provided below.

Florida Division of Emergency Management. (n.d.). Hurricane Matthew: Information updates concerning Hurricane Matthew. Retrieved from https://www.floridadisaster.org/info/matthew-recovery/matthew-news-archive/

Executive Office of Governor Rick Scott. (2016, October 4). Gov. Scott: Cat 4 Hurricane Matthew approaching Florida; stay alert to possible life saving evacuations [Press release]. Retrieved from https://www.floridadisaster.org/globalassets/importedpdfs/10-04-2016-matthew-approaching-florida-stay-alert-to-possible-life-saving-evacuations.pdf


xecutive Office of Governor Rick Scott. (2016, October 6). Gov. Scott issues updates on Hurricane Matthew preparedness and response efforts as storm impacts Florida [Press release]. Retrieved from https://www.floridadisaster.org/globalassets/importedpdfs/10-06-2016-updates-2-on-hurricane-matthew-preparedness-and-response-efforts.pdf

Executive Office of Governor Rick Scott. (2016, October 7). Gov. Scott issues updates on Hurricane Matthew preparedness and response efforts as storm continues to impact Florida [Press release]. Retrieved from https://www.floridadisaster.org/globalassets/importedpdfs/10-07-2016-updates-2-on-hurricane-matthew-preparedness-and-response-efforts-as-storm-continues-to-impact-florida-evening.pdf

Executive Office of Governor Rick Scott. (2016, October 9). Gov. Scott issues updates on Hurricane Matthew response and recovery efforts [Press release]. Retrieved from https://www.floridadisaster.org/globalassets/importedpdfs/10-9-2016-update-on-matthew-response-and-recovery-efforts.pdf

Your case study should present an insightful and thorough analysis with strong arguments and evidence. It should be a minimum of three pages, not including the title and reference pages. Your case study and all sources used should be formatted in APA style.



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Unit 3 Case Study

Natural disasters are common in Florida and other coastal towns in the United States.
Tropical cyclones are dangerous and deadly storms that often result in multiple deaths, property
destruction, increased rates of waterborne and foodborne diseases due to contamination, and loss
of jobs. While reports show that proper preparedness and response to such incidences increases
the likelihood for survival, numerous steps and approaches should be taken before, during, and
after the disaster to promote survival.
Preparedness and Response to Hurricane Matthew in Florida
The governor of the state of Florida, Rick Scott, declared an emergency state in Florida to
warn people about the impending danger that would be caused by Hurricane Matthew. He
warned people about the possible effects of the storm and informed people living in evacuation
areas to get out and temporarily relocate from their homes before the storm. Upon his request,
the president also declared a state of emergency in Florida and other states where floods and
effects of the storm were expected. The president ordered governmental aid to provide additional
help to the state, tribal, and local response teams involved in preparing and responding to the
tropical cyclone (Winsor, 2016).
Other steps that were taken to ensure adequate preparedness entailed continued provision
of weather reports and storm warning by forecasters, conducting evacuation, closure of learning
institutions and businesses, and deployment o...


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