ABSTRACT

Hurricane Andrew: FEMA Lessons Learned   [open pdf - 223KB]

This document outlines FEMA's response during the Hurricane Andrew disaster relief process. "Upon declaration of a major disaster, FEMA is authorized to coordinate the activities of all Federal agencies, including DOD, in the declared disaster area. As the lead Federal Agency, FEMA determines how Federal resources are to be made available to meet the requirements identified by the state. The Federal Response Plan ( FRP) was implemented but the 12 primary agencies were not given the authority to immediately execute life support missions. This decision by FEMA critically delayed providing essential life support services. Each primary agency even if not requested by local government officials must execute essential life support missions immediately. If the JTF is to have a role in providing these essential services, its responsibilities must be defined in the FRP."

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1992
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Public Domain
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U.S. Army Combined Arms Center, Disaster Relief: http://call.army.mil/katrina/disaster_relief/index.asp
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