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University of Houston. Sloan, Mark - Sloan transcript, 2 of 3. August 14, 2006. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 7, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/houhistory/item/781/show/779.

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Title Sloan, Mark
Creator (LCNAF)
  • University of Houston
Creator (Local)
  • Houston History Project
Contributor (LCNAF)
  • Valdés, Ernesto, interviewer
Contributor (Local)
  • University of Houston, project
Date August 14, 2006
Description This interview was conducted on August 14, 2006, in Mr. Sloan’s office located at 2318 Atascosita Rd., Humble, Texas 77396. The essence of this narration focuses on the response of Harris County, Texas to the tens of thousands of evacuees from New Orleans, La. who were victims of Hurricane Katrina. The execution of disaster preparedness plans that was initiated and completed within a matter of hours represents the apex of community and governmental cooperation. As Harris County’s Director of Homeland Security and Special Projects, Mr. Sloan was assigned the task of engineering this endeavor. The intrinsic value of this narrative is a view of an organizational infrastructure that minimized error and maximized success in this unprecedented event. The interview was conducted by Ernesto Valdés, Center for Public History, University of Houston where the tape is deposited in M.D. Anderson Library on the main campus of the university.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Disaster response and recovery
Subject.Name (Local)
  • Sloan, Mark, 1962-
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Humble, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • interviews
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Sound
  • Text
Original Collection Oral Histories - Houston History Project
Digital Collection Oral Histories from the Houston History Project
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Title Sloan transcript, 2 of 3
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  • application/pdf
Original Item Location ID 2006-005, Transcript Box 9, HHA 00539
File Name hhaoh_201207_170d.pdf
Transcript HHA# 00539 Interviewee: Sloan, Mark Interview: August 14, 2006 University of Houston i Houston History Archives Table of Contents Introduction 1 Partnerships of Preparedness 3 Initiating the Structure of Relief Efforts 7 Participating Agencies and Volunteers 10 Maintaining a Balance 12 Familiarity Breeds Cooperation 15 Day to Day Operations 17 Necessity of Community Preparedness 23 FEMA and the Local Responders 25 Mutual Aid Status 28HHA# 00539 Interviewee: Sloan, Mark Interview: August 14, 2006 University of Houston ii Houston History Archives Index Agencies involved in relief efforts 12 Astrodome 5, 7, 8, 14, 18, 29 Atkinson, Doug 3 Blanco, Gov. Kathleen (Louisiana) 10 Briefings 12, 17, 19, Bryant, Koby 21 Citizens Emergency Response Team (CERT) 12, 18 Citizens Corps (National and Harris County) 2, 5, 7, 12, 15, 22, 23 CPR 12 Colley, Jack (Division of Emergency Management) 9, 31 Countries volunteering assistance 24, 25 Donations Management 9 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 2, 4, 15, 24, 27, Eckels, County Judge Bill 2, 3, 7, 12, 15, 23, 25 Faith-based communities 5 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 10, 25-29 George R. Brown Convention Center 8, 13, 16 Hurricane Katrina 3, 5, 6, 15, 22, 23, 26 Joint Information Center 18, 20 Leonard, Joe 7, 9, 16 Montgomery, Mike 8 Nagin, Mayor C. Ray (New Orleans) 10 National Incident Management System 5, 9, 16 National Response Plan 16 Mrs. Texas 20, 21 Mutual assistance 28, 30 Perry, Gov. Rick (Texas) 3, 10 Red Cross 5, 9, 29 Reliant Center 6, 8, 13, 16, 19, 30 Royal, Bob 8, 9, 16 Salvation Army 5, 11 Superdome (New Orleans) 9, 11 Survival kits, necessity of 23 Survival strategies 6 Training 11, 12, 16 Tropical Storm Allison 4, 6, 23 United Way 5 Volunteers 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 14, 16- 17, 22 Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) 4, 15 White, Mayor Bill 12