This essay should be based off the location, South Carolina….. you can use Columbia, Sumter, and Charleston , South Carolina as the location.
Write an essay including four pictures with clear captions and citations describing how emergency management has changed over the last 50 years in your community. Compare those years to that of the Post-Katrina era. Be sure to identify your community.
Interview those in your community to determine lessons learned and improvements that have come from major disasters that have occurred specifically since Hurricane Katrina. Has emergency management been affected based on any events? How?
What changes have there been in mitigation? Preparedness? Has your community been involved in any major disasters? Describe the progression towards federal government involvement in disaster response and recovery during this period. Describe the stakeholders, emergency services participants, and how disasters were managed over the last 50 years. Be sure to cite your sources.
Be sure to include pictures that would be useful to your discussion. Some suggestions would be to include pictures of events during the disaster and during the recovery period after the disaster.
Some examples of disaster mitigation actions are building codes, warning sirens, and fire codes.
Your essay should be four pages in length, not counting the pictures that you will insert in the Word document, your title or reference page. Your paper should be in APA format with at least two academic sources, one of which must come from the CSU Online Library. Please be sure to include at least four pictures with clear captions and citation.