Accession Number : ADA310669

Title :   The National Guard In Disaster Relief Operations, Hurricane Iniki. A Case Study.

Descriptive Note : Research paper, 6 Sep-6 Nov 92,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Miyagi, Vern T.

PDF Url : ADA310669

Report Date : 02 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : During the period from 6 September to 6 November 1992, the Hawaii National Guard (HING) participated in joint disaster relief operations on the island of Kauai after Hurricane Iniki. The devastation was the worst ever recorded in Hawaii and at the time, ranked as the third worst natural disaster ever to strike the United States. The purpose of this paper is to familiarize the reader with the civil-military role of the National Guard (NG) in domestic emergencies. Using the Iniki disaster as a case study, it examines the unique state mission of the NG and the conditions under which it is employed. Using the HING as an example, the paper covers the organization of the NG within a state and reviews its capabilities in disaster response. The paper also provides an overview of the roles of the state, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the active component military, and other agencies in a domestic disaster after a federal emergency is declared. Finally, the paper shares some of the significant lessons learned by the HING, state, and federal organizations.

Descriptors :   *NATIONAL GUARD, *DISASTERS, *EMERGENCIES, MILITARY OPERATIONS, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, LESSONS LEARNED, MILITARY ASSISTANCE, ORGANIZATIONS, CASE STUDIES, RESPONSE, MISSIONS, DOMESTIC, HAWAII, FEDERAL LAW.

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE