Here is the first question on the Discussion page. Be sure to select the Discussion page to the left under Week 1 and respond to the following question:
(1a) A catastrophic event is an event that involves loss, critical disruption, or total system breakdown (Pope, 2005). A catastrophic event can be mechanical, technological, biological, physical, chemical, or meteorological.
Please respond to the following prompts: ◦Share a personal experience involving a catastrophic event. ◦Share with the class what happened before, during, and after the disaster. ◦What were the pros and cons of the response efforts? ◦What should have been done differently? ◦If you have never been involved in a catastrophic event, please research a catastrophic event on the Internet to discuss.