An analysis of communication of the people managing the crises related to the 2008 Listeriosis outbreak in Canada and 2005 Hurricane Katrina in the US.
The 2005 landfall of Hurricane Katrina and 2008 Listeriosis outbreak were national crises for the governments of the United States of America and Canada, respectively. Each event was a matter of public health and security. How effectively officials communicated with each other and the public during these times impacted the extent of loss of well-being, livelihood, property, and life. The following is my 2009 analysis of the communication response of those managing each crisis.