Incident Command System (ICS)
On August 24, 1992, Hurricane Andrew, a category-four hurricane, slammed into Dade County in South Florida. In the first few weeks after Andrew, it became evident the federal and local management of the disaster was uncoordinated, confused, and inadequate. In fact, Hurricane Andrew is often used as an example of what not to do regarding the holistic management of a natural disaster.
Using the South University Online Library, research Hurricane Andrew and learn about the shortcomings in the response to the crisis. Read Hurricane Andrew Assessment: Review of Hurricane Evacuation Studies Utilization and and Information Dissemination.
Prepare an 8–10-slide Microsoft PowerPoint presentation that reviews the shortcomings of the Hurricane Andrew response. Include in your assessment the five major management systems within the ICS process. Conclude by showing how you would incorporate the ICS process in your city if it were facing a natural disaster.