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University of the Rockies Super Storm Sandy Disaster Management Discussion

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Q1. After watching the video and reading the articles related to Superstorm Sandy, you might have heard or read comments such as, "Nothing could have prepared us for this.” Identify and describe one critical infrastructure that was impacted by this storm. In your analysis, discuss the factors that prevented the critical infrastructure from being adequately protected before Sandy and how you would address those factors in the future?

Q2. Using the National Response Framework (NRF), referring to Emergency Support Functions (ESFs) 1 through 15; identify one ESF, explain its main focus and identify its primary agency and two support agencies. What types of disasters would your chosen ESF be most critical for and why?


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Running head: DISASTER MANAGEMENT

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Disaster Management
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

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Super storm Sandy

Critical infrastructure that was impacted by this storm
The most critical infrastructure that seemed to be severely affected especially during the
storm, was the housing system and electricity unit. According to the movie, the storm seemed to
hit the coastal area extensively, with winds reaching unexpected highs while making the landfall.
On the other hand, a full moon seemed to cause extreme high tides of at least twenty percent
more than the standard tides, thus amplifying the storm surge. In places such as New Jersey, the
storm managed to destroy approximately 650,000 houses while destroying more than 8 million
electricity units. In the end, most people along the coastal line became homeless temporarily
before the government intervened.
Factors that prevented t...

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