You are the head of emergency management for the country of Vanaprastha and will take a delegation of emergency planners to the United States to studyintermediate-term and long-term flood recovery

Final Essay Exam: [Name here] Use this template to submit your essays. Do not alter the template. Carefully read the Final Essay instructions before taking this exam. Choose and respond to all 4 qu

Final Essay Exam:

[Name here]
Use this template to submit your essays.  Do not alter the template.
Carefully read the Final Essay instructions before taking this exam. Choose and respond to all 4 questions.
The length of each response shall be 550-900 words, not counting the repetition of the questions themselves and references.
Make sure to follow APA Style Guide in preparing your responses (i.e., use both in-text and full citation in the references). Abstract(s) are not required
Remember to include references for each response and remember the quality of your references is an important part of the scoring of your essays.
The completed essay exam is due on November 26, 2016, at 12:00 p.m. on (Sunday noon).
Note: University of Maryland University College (UMUC) is the required scholarly references by the Professor. I would appreciate if you can use exact required scholarly references. I would not mind to give you my login details in the UMUC library for those references you will need. My login: Username: RBALOGUN1 and Password: Oreoluwa75. Go to www.umuc.edu and go to the bottom to click library and log in to use UMUC electronic references for the paper. Thanks.
1.      You are the head of emergency management for the country of Vanaprastha and will take a delegation of emergency planners to the United States to study intermediate-term and long-term flood recovery. The US Department of State has arranged meetings in a variety of locations that have dealt with flood recovery:  Colorado (rains in 2013), Vermont (Hurricane Irene in 2011), New York City (Hurricane Sandy in 2012), Iowa (rains in 2008), and New Orleans and the Gulf Coast (Hurricane Katrina in 2005).
To prepare, outline at least 7 flood recovery topics that your delegation will discuss with each stop on the trip, including key activities and capabilities, along with the principles and factors that promote or impede success in those activities.  For each topic, define what it entails and why it is important to communities recovering from devastating floods.
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2.      Maintaining good situational awareness to a large-scale, swift onset event is one of the major challenges during response. The term VUCA – volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous – is often used to characterize such events. Discuss how the incident management system and the incident command system (ICS) structures are designed to promote situational awareness and better implementation of incident action plans.
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3.      Resilience is often viewed in terms of the operating capacity of an organization to react to and recover from a disaster.  Discuss this concept in terms of capabilities and resources, and the strategies and tactics an organization might use to improve gaps in capabilities and resources.
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4.      Risks arise from both internal and external factors.  Identify at least 5 external risks (either threats or vulnerabilities to external threats) that can affect a community or an organization such as a critical infrastructure owner or operator.  For each external risk identified, propose at least 2 ways the risk could be managed.
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Note: University of Maryland University College (UMUC) is the required scholarly references by the Professor. I would appreciate if you can use exact required scholarly references. I would not mind to give you my login details in the UMUC library for those references you will need. My login: Username: RBALOGUN1 and Password: Oreoluwa75. Go to www.umuc.edu and go to the bottom to click library and log in to use UMUC electronic references for the paper. Thanks.