FEMA: The Disaster Cycle
I'd imagine this is gonna get pulled soon-ish as the Daily Show just covered this, but...
As of now, this displays the current cycle:
The disaster life cycle describes the process through which emergency managers prepare for emergencies and disasters, respond to them when they occur, help people and institutions recover from them, mitigate their effects, reduce the risk of loss, and prevent disasters such as fires from occurring.
"Disaster life cycle?" You expect it to repeat?!
So, apparently, a disaster occurs. Then FEMA responds, aids with recovery, attempts to mitigate the risks discovered (twice?), and takes actions to prevent the same disaster, finally taking steps to enhance preparedness, which leads straight back to - DISASTER!
Disaster's shouldn't have a life cycle - the concept is to prevent them, not cause new disasters...