Module 4 SLP - Impact and Recovery from Man-Made and Natural Disasters
Module 4 - SLP
Impact and Recovery from Man-Made and Natural Disasters
Your Module 4 SLP assignment will be based on a scenario that has directly impacted Homeland Security. The subject for this assignment will center around responding to natural disasters.
California has had its share recently from earthquakes, wildfires, and drought.
For decades, scientists have been predicting a major earthquake, registering 9+ on the Richter Scale, along the Southern California coastline. Estimates from the predicted ensuing damage range into tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of dead, injured, and displaced persons. In addition, property damage has been estimated in billions of dollars.
As a newly hired Intelligence Analyst with the Department of Homeland Security, you have been directed to develop a background paper pertaining to the response capabilities and responsibilities of DHS and its component agencies with regard to dealing with a major natural disaster. This background paper will cover the following issues:
- Describe which DHS agencies would play a primary role in responding to either of the following:
- Wildfires Discuss any National Guard or other military assistance.
- Explain how the major “lessons learned” from responding to Hurricane Katrina might be applied to a future earthquake or wildfire disaster. Especially discuss racial or other diversity in relation to rapidity of response and treatment. Were all races given equal attention?
SLP Assignment Expectations
Length: This SLP Assignment should be 3-5 pages, not counting the title page and references.
References: At least two references should be included from academic sources (e.g., peer-reviewed journal articles). Required readings are included. Quoted material should not exceed 10% of the total paper (since the focus of these assignments is critical thinking). Use your own words and build on the ideas of others. When material is copied verbatim from external sources, it MUST be enclosed in quotes. The references should be cited within the text and listed at the end of the assignment in the References section (preferably in APA format).
Organization: Subheadings should be used to organize your paper according to question.
Grammar and Spelling: While no points are deducted for minor errors, assignments are expected to adhere to standard guidelines of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence syntax. Points may be deducted if grammar and spelling impact clarity.