- Why did the communication system break down hours after Hurricane Katrina?
- What was the purpose of the Hurricane Pam exercise? Why was it unsuccessful?
- Why did many people remain in New Orleans after there was an evacuation order?
- What problems existed for the people that were trapped in the city?
- Why has there been criticism of President George W. Bush's initial response to Hurricane Katrina?
- What hazards were posed by the floodwaters?
- What were the criticisms of FEMA?
- What lessons do you think were learned as a result of Hurricane Katrina?