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Media Relations and Effective Evacuations of Gulf Coast Communities

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Local emergency management organizations (LEMOs) provide a wide variety of services to their communitiesmany of which are relatively unknown to the people they serve. The unheralded nature of LEMOs work can have a significant ne... More »

Whos Afraid of Central Park? Modeling Collaborative Governance

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New Yorks Central Park hit bottom in the late 1970s. Graffiti marred nearly every man-made surface. Litter blew across desiccated lawns. The city government, burdened by burgeoning costs and dwindling resources, had no plausible... More »

Declaring Catastrophies: Hurricane Katrina and the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill

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Both Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the British Petroleum (BP) oil spill in 2010 impelled Americans to demand that the president take extraordinary and vigorous actions. Both disasters also have major implications for Americas pu... More »

Achieving Community Preparedness Post-Katrina

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Improving disaster response capabilities within this country requires better coordination not only within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), but also across the federal government, within state and local governments... More »

Introduction to the Forum: Overview of Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reforms

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Residents of New Orleans and elsewhere along the Gulf Coast have been trying to adjust to their new normal in the five years since Hurricane Katrina and the Great Flood in New Orleans, along with subsequent Hurricanes Rita, Wilm... More »