Unit 2 – Discussion Board 

Running head:  Local Preparedness Capabilities

Assignment Description

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments.  Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas:

  • How do you feel about the readiness      and assets of your local (Dallas) and state (Texas) infrastructure      management office? Explain.
    • Focus on the following topics:
      • Bridges and highways
      • Dams and reservoirs
      • Local area weather (hurricanes,        tornados, and other extremes of weather)
      • Power and water
      • Emergency medical issues (disease        epidemics and serious incidents such as airplane crashes, workplace        violence, and hostage situations)
      • Terrorist incidents
  • What do you think the news media’s      role should be in emergency management, planning, and communication?      Explain.
  • Does the news media’s role interfere      or aid emergency responders and those charged with mitigation of the      crisis? Why or why not?
    • Provide any examples that you feel       are necessary to support your arguments. 

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