rocket science discussion question and need the explanation and answer to help me learn.
This week, explain the various responsibilities and services of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) when a disaster occurs in the United States. Do some research on past disasters and describe how FEMA supported the community and disaster efforts. Past disasters can be found on the FEMA site.Links to an external site. Then, address 3 of the following:
How did FEMA help people prepare for the disaster?
What services did FEMA provide to the community?
Who else participated in the disaster relief efforts?
How much monetary damage was caused by the disaster? Or, how much did FEMA spend on relief?
What was the public perception of FEMA and the response they provided?
Provide links to your sources for others to reference.
Support your answer with evidence from the disasters that you researched.
Per FEMA: Emergency vs. Disaster
The terms emergency and disaster are often used interchangeably. This common use of terms can be confusing. It is easiest to understand the terms emergency and disaster as being at two ends of a scale, in which the size of an incident and the resources to deal with the incident are matched to varying degrees. Emergency at one end of the spectrum, emergencies are generally small-scale, localized incidents that are resolved quickly using local resources. However, small-scale emergencies can escalate into disasters when there has been inadequate planning and wasteful use of resources. At the other end of the spectrum, disasters are typically large-scale and cross geographic, political, and academic boundaries. Disasters require a level of response and recovery greater than local communities can provide.