Chapter 1. Hurricane Katrina Revisited: Reflecting on Success and Failure
In this chapter, we argue that the common assessment of the Hurricane Katrina response as a total failure is in need of correction. We outline an assessment framework based on The Politics of Crisis Management by Boin et al (2016). This framework is based on four core tasks for strategic decision-makers: detection, sense-making, coordination and crisis communication. Each chapter focuses on a core task.
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CNN: Transcript from an interview with Blanco’s press aide on September 11, 2005 in which they briefly discuss the fact that Blanco admitted to her that she should have called in the military earlier.