Response to Hurricane Disasters

Recent hurricanes Dorian (2019), Harvey, and Irma (2017) have devastated parts of the Bahamas, Texas, and Florida respectively.

  1. Wise (2006)* proposed implementing an “adaptive management” approach for disasters. Explain the use of this model in terms of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Support your statements with quotations.
  2. NIMS mentions the Incident Command System (ICS): Describe a typical ICS specifically related to a hurricane disaster response. Who would comprise an ICS? Describe the roles of the members. Note: You can use an actual ICS (from Google) for either Hurricane and comment on its structure.

*Wise, C. (2006). Organizing for homeland security after Katrina: Is adaptive management what’s missing? Public Administration Review, 66(3)

Assignment Expectations

Length: This Case Assignment should be 3–5 pages, not counting the title page and references.

References: At least two references should be included from academic sources (e.g., peer-reviewed journal articles). Required readings are included. Quoted material should not exceed 10% of the total paper (since the focus of these assignments is critical thinking). Use your own words and build on the ideas of others. When material is copied verbatim from external sources, it MUST be enclosed in quotes. The references should be cited within the text and listed at the end of the assignment in the References section (preferably in APA format).

Organization: Subheadings should be used to organize your paper according to question.

Grammar and Spelling: While no points are deducted for minor errors, assignments are expected to adhere to standard guidelines of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence syntax. Points may be deducted if grammar and spelling impact clarity.

Explanation & Answer length: 5 pages

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