Explain the origin of emergency management and the historical factors that helped lay the foundation for the profession of emergency management. Compare and contrast aspects of emergency management relating to Hurricane Agnes of 1972 and Superstorm Sandy of 2012. • How does modernization make us more vulnerable not only for common types of disasters, but also new and emerging hazards? What are some examples? Is there anything we can do to prepare for, or mitigate, new and emerging hazards? Explain. • Think about recent international disasters like the 2010 Haiti earthquake or the 2013 Philippines’ typhoon. What can be done to increase preparedness at the international level? How can we reduce the devastating impacts of such disasters? • How should the response phase be defined, and what are some of the likely activities you would undertake as an emergency manager during that time period? Reference Phillips, B. D., Neal, D. M., & Webb, G. R. (2012). Introduction to emergency management. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

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