Over the last couple years it seems the number and severity of natural disasters has markedly increased. Since the low point of the response to Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent legislation to fix the federal response to disasters, is the Department of Homeland Security doing better in its coordinated responses? Is the current National Response Framework working? How do we balance the response and the need for controlling budget costs? In this assignment select one national level response to a hurricane, wild fire, or other natural hazard to evaluate the preparedness, response, and recovery efforts to the event. Your response should be written from a local, state, or federal perspective. Or you may examine the response from the perspective of a not-for-profit such as the International Red Cross of the Salvation Army. Summarize the natural disaster. Evaluate the response from a local, state, or federal perspective. Identify the core issues that delayed or hindered the response. Identify what went right with the disaster response. Analyze the current Department of Homeland Security processes and procedures to determine their effectiveness for similar future disasters.