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Publications available from the Theobald Legislative Library
Compiled by Eileen Snyder, October 2005
Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath have raised serious questions about the role of government in emergency management at the federal, state, and local levels. Response to Hurricane Rita appears to have been swifter, but problems with the system are still apparent, and the devastation from both storms has taken a toll on the entire nation. While Congress re-examines the federal emergency management infrastructure, local and state governments throughout the country are taking a closer look at their own emergency management policies. This bibliography presents resources on emergency management policy in Wisconsin and at the federal level.
Disaster Evacuation and Displacement Policy: Issues for Congress / U.S. Congressional Research Service, September 2, 2005. Examines the role of the federal government in evacuation planning. www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RS22235.pdf
Emergency Communications: The Emergency Alert System (EAS) and All-Hazard Warnings / U.S. Congressional Research Service, Updated September 2, 2005. "...[S]ummarizes the technology and administration of EAS and the NOAA/NWS [National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/National Weather Service] all-hazard network, and some of the key proposals for change." - summary. www.fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/RL32527.pdf
[Emergency Management and Homeland Security Statutory Authorities Summarized] / U.S. Congressional Research Service. (338.15/X6)
Fact Sheet: National Incident Management System (NIMS) / U.S. Department of Homeland Security, March 1, 2004. www.dhs.gov/dhspublic/interapp/press_release/press_release_0363.xml
Federal Disaster Recovery Programs: Brief Summaries / U.S. Congressional Research Service, Updated August 29, 2005. www.fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/RL31734.pdf
Flood Map Modernization: Federal Emergency Management Agency's Implementation of a National Strategy / U.S. Government Accountability Office, July 12, 2005. (GAO-05-894T). www.gao.gov/new.items/d05894t.pdf
The Floods of 1993: The Wisconsin Experience / Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, 1993. (622.242/W7f)
A Governor's Guide to Emergency Management: Volume One - Natural Disasters / Ann Beauchesne, National Governor's Association, Center for Best Practices, 2001. (338.15/N212a/pt. 1). http://preview.nga.org/Files/pdf/REPORTEMERGUIDE2001.pdf
Governor's Task Force on Terrorism Preparedness Final Report / Wisconsin Governor's Task Force on Terrorism Preparedness, October 2002. (346.12/W7) www.legis.wisconsin.gov/lc/3_COMMITTEES/Special%20Committees/2002/TERR/TerrorismTaskForceFinalReport.pdf
Grand Challenges for Disaster Reduction / National Science and Technology Council, Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Disaster Reduction, June 2005. (614.812/X6) Sets forth six challenges for disaster reduction and suggests ways to meet them. http://sdr.gov/SDRGrandChallengesforDisasterReduction.pdf
Homefront: Wisconsin Homeland Security Newsletter / Wisconsin Homeland Security Council, Fall/Winter 2005, v. 1, no. 1. (338.15/W7k) http://homelandsecurity.wi.gov/docview.asp?docid=3937&locid=27
"Homeland Security: A Local Perspective" / Roger L. Kemp, Council of State Governments, Spectrum: The Journal of State Government, Spring 2004, v. 77, no. 2, p. 21-25. (354/C83d) Examines the best practices in emergency management for city and county managers to follow.
Hurricane Katrina: Providing Oversight of the Nation's Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Activities / U.S. Government Accountability Office, September 28, 2005. (GAO-05-1053T). www.gao.gov/new.items/d051053t.pdf
Hurricane Katrina: Reconstruction Through Mitigation / Association of State Floodplain Managers, Inc., September 9, 2005. (614.812/As7) Addresses ways to reduce the risks of levee failure in floods, in the Midwest as well as the Gulf Coast. www.floods.org/PDF/ASFPM_HurricaneKatrina_WhitePaper_090905.pdf
National Response Plan / U.S. Department of Homeland Security, December 2004. www.dhs.gov/dhspublic/interapp/editorial/editorial_0566.xml
Organization and Mission of the Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate: Issues and Options for the 109th Congress / U.S. Congressional Research Service, September 7, 2005. http://fpc.state.gov/documents/organization/53095.pdf
Report on Homeland Security in the State of Wisconsin / Wisconsin Homeland Security Council, September 2, 2005. (346.12/W7d) http://homelandsecurity.wi.gov/docview.asp?docid=3936&locid=27
States' Homeland Security Priorities / Ann Beauchesne, National Governors' Association, Center for Best Practices, August 19, 2002. (338.15/N212) www.nga.org/cda/files/081202hspriorities.pdf
Strategic Budgeting: Risk Management Principles Can Help DHS Allocate Resources to Highest Priorities / U.S. Government Accountability Office, June 29, 2005. (GAO-05-824T). www.gao.gov/new.items/d05824t.pdf
Wisconsin Emergency Management Annual Report / Wisconsin Emergency Management, 2004. (338.15/W7/2004) http://emergencymanagement.wi.gov/category.asp?linkcatid=90&linkid=34&locid=18
Related Web Sites:
www.apha.org - American Public Health Association. Includes electronic access to Landesman's Public Health Management of Disasters, 2nd Edition.
www.cshs-us.org/cshs/cshs.nsf - Center for State Homeland Security. A nonprofit group providing support to state and local government homeland security efforts, while supporting "a national strategy across all levels of government and the private sector."
www.citizencorps.gov/ - Citizen Corps national Web site. Citizen Corps is a component of the USA Freedom Corps and is coordinated nationally by the Department of Homeland Security.
http://citizencorps.wi.gov - Citizen Corps Wisconsin.
www.csg.org/CSG/Policy/Hurricane+Katrina:+The+States+Respond.htm - Council of State Governments, "Hurricane Katrina: The States Respond".
www.fema.gov/library/anemer.shtm - FEMA: Animals and Emergencies.
www.fema.gov/nims/ - FEMA National Incident Management System.
www.ncsl.org/programs/press/2005/katrina.htm - National Conference of State Legislatures, "Hurricane Katrina: States Respond to a Nation in Crisis". Web sites may only be accessible to registered users.
www.nsc.org/issues/prepare.htm - National Safety Council Emergencies & Disasters page. Includes information about emergency preparedness in the workplace as well as at home and in the community.
www.colorado.edu/hazards/ - Natural Hazards Center.
http://sdr.gov/ - Subcommittee on Disaster Reduction. A subcommittee of the President's National Science and Technology Council.
www.englink.usace.army.mil/igp/ - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Inter-Governmental Plans. "This website is designed to provide state, federal and local governments with planning and execution guides for commodities distribution, emergency temporary power, and debris removal."
http://emergencymanagement.wi.gov/ - Wisconsin Emergency Management.
www.wema.us/ - Wisconsin Emergency Management Association (WEMA). "... [A]n association of people and businesses that are interested in promoting effective emergency management planning, training, and exercise programs throughout the State of Wisconsin."
http://homelandsecurity.wi.gov/ - Wisconsin Homeland Security.
www.legis.wisconsin.gov/lc/3_COMMITTEES/Special%20Committees/2002/TERR - Wisconsin Legislative Council Special Committee on the Public Health System's Response to Terrorism and Public Health Emergencies.
http://oja.state.wi.us/hs - Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance Homeland Security.
www.wpha.org/ - Wisconsin Public Health Association.
www.siec.wi.gov - Wisconsin State Interoperability Executive Council. The council is charged with developing a system that will allow the state's first responders to coordinate and communicate with one another.
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