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Professor Michael McGuireCapacity Development in the Management of Disasters
by: Michael McGuire

One thing is certain: 2005's Hurricane Katrina caught government agencies at all levels off-guard and left New Orleans and the surrounding areas vulnerable to all manners of destruction both before and after the hurricane struck. And the shock of Katrina reminded everyone in government that good management, organization and—especially—leadership matter in times of crisis.

So, what would happen if another Hurricane Katrina hit in 2020? Is the U.S. ready? Or is the worst yet to come?

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