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Fostering Community Resilience : Homeland Security and Hurricane Katrina

Using Hurricane Katrina as a primary example, this work outlines the failures of the Department of Homeland Security in preparation for and the misconception of what resilience meant in terms of withstanding and recovering from a disaster such as Katrina. It also presents lessons learned, such as changes directed towards the protection of critical infrastructure, partnerships with the private sector, and policies that promote physical and communal resilience.

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