Preparedness for terrorist attacks
Since September 11, there has been a significant focus on preparedness for terrorist attacks. The response to Katrina highlighted significant shortcomings in response to the impact of natural disasters. Based upon your text and outside readings, what do you see as the improvements required to adequately respond to terrorist threats and attacks, as well as hurricanes like Katrina, earthquakes, and other natural disasters? Does preparing for one emergency assist in preparing for the other type of disaster? What organizations within the community would you engage in preparing an emergency response plan to both terrorist attacks and natural disasters?