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    Hurricane Katrina and Technological Hazards

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    What do people think could have been done in the years preceding Hurricane Katrina to better prepare the states to deal with this kind of event? Do people think this event was so large that only a federal response could have managed it? Do people think race played a role in the response?

    What technological hazards affect your community? What are the sources of those hazards? Describe a technological hazard incident in your community.

    Justify answers with examples and reasoning use references cite sources.

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    Hello and thank you for your question. I have provided answers in parts for the question, please see below.

    1) What do people think could have been done in the years preceding Hurricane Katrina to better prepare the states to deal with this kind of event?

    According to Wolshon, better preparation for Hurricane Katrina could have been done in terms of science, technology and an effective evacuation plan. Advancements in architecture, technological systems and other such elements could have been utilized in the most optimum way to withstand the effects of the storm. In addition, building and zoning by-laws could have been developed in such a way to keep key infrastructure away from risky zones which are prone to environmental damage.

    One key element that needed to be undertaken was a very effective evacuation plan, that resolved the issues of: "(1) over-reliance on westward traffic movement; (2) inefficient loading of the contraflow freeway segment out of New Orleans; (3) extreme congestion resulting from the confluence of multiple regional evacuation routes in Baton Rouge, Hammond, Lafayette, Covington, and Slidell; and (4) the lack of real-time, accurate traffic information."

    You can elaborate more on these points by reading the article below:

    https://www.nae.edu/Publications/Bridge/TheAftermathofKatrina/EvacuationPlanningandEngineeringforHurricaneKatrina.aspx

    More points are listed by the The Federal ...

    Solution Summary

    This solution discusses the aftermath of Hurrican Katrina. It discusses preparedness, technological hazards and federal response.

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