n Emergency Services SA - Hurricane Katrina's lessons : editor's comment

Volume 26, Issue 5
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Extracted from text ... Weeks after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city of New Orleans and swept across six States in the USA, rescue and relief efforts were still ongoing, amid horrific conditions. At the time of writing, the USA had launched one of the biggest search and rescue efforts in the country's history. Notably, in the wake of Katrina, the word 'vulnerability' (to disaster) is one that is being most often used by analysts to describe the state that people were living in as they obliviously went about their daily activities in one of the world's most famous and well-loved cultural cities. Therefore, while ..

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