The Hurricane Maria Crisis: Defining and Responding to the Disaster in Puerto Rico


This case analyzes the response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the subsequent crisis that ensued. Students are encouraged to examine how the government could have mitigated risks and managed the situation differently. Within this examination, students analyze the actions of both federal and local governments in the wake of Hurricane Maria. At the end, students will have a better appreciation of how crises should be framed and managed.

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