Kartrina Response title free for Kindle
Hurricane Katrina: A Journey of Hope - Nonfiction
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Description: Urban Search and Rescue, or USAR for short, is a discipline
that came into the forefront of public awareness after the events of 9-11
exposed the need for specialized crews that could effectively rescue those
trapped in collapsed structures made of reinforced concrete. Following those
tragic events, many states received funding from the Department of Homeland
Security to develop USAR capabilities. The work is dangerous, unglamorous, and
demanding, both physically and mentally. USAR crews must train to operate in a
variety of disciplines and be prepared to operate in all-hazard environments
ranging from natural disasters to terrorist events.
In September, 2005, Rhode Island deployed its trained but untested USAR Task
Force 1 (RITF1) to Mississippi in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. No amount
of training could prepare anyone for the destruction that was unleashed by the
25-foot storm surge that swept inland as Katrina made landfall. This book serves
to document some of the challenges and obstacles that RITF1 faced and overcame
along the way.
Free right now for Kindle at Amazon.com - but, as always, check the price before you "click" to purchase!
Thanks for the information. Just to be clear though, this book may be borrowed for free if and only if you have an Amazon Prime account. With an Amazon Prime account you can borrow one approved book a month, and only one book. It will cost $5.99 to actually purchase this book, at least at the time I looked.
73 de w5jck
I purchased it yesterday for free ... Many a time Amazon changes pricing on the freebies- and not always at midnight Pacific time.
When I posted the notice, it was free for Kindle accountholders.
Sorry for any confusion. I subscribe to a couple "free Kindle books" services - and this title jumped out as something that might be of interest to hams.
"Hurricane Katrina: A Journey of Hope" is currently offered for sale on Amazon.uk at £4.02.