Past Event

FEMA: Political Football

Wed, Sep 1 2010 - 6:00pm

FEMA: Political Football

Karen Keefer, Retired Senior Program Officer, FEMA

Inside FEMA, decisions are made on how our government will respond to a disaster. What influences those decisions? How does the president decide to declare a disaster? Should the public feel there will be sufficient time to evacuate if there is a nuclear power plant accident? How timely was FEMA's response on 9/11? And what really happened during Hurricane Katrina five years ago? Hear Keefer's insider's view on how politics influences disaster declarations, responses and recoveries, and on the impact politics has on disasters' victims. 

MLF: Humanities
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program
$8 members, $20 non-members
Program Organizer: George Hammond