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Yale Tulane ESF-8 Special Report - Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) November 2013

Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)

In light of Typhoon Haiyan, the Yale-Tulane ESF #8 Planning and Response Program has produced special reports for current efforts. To access these reports, click here.

The Yale-Tulane ESF #8 Program is a multi-disciplinary, multi-center, graduate-level program designed to produce ESF #8 planners and responders with standardized skill sets that are consistent with evolving public policy, technologies, and best practices. The group that produced this summary and analysis of the current situation are graduate students from Yale and Tulane Universities. It was compiled entirely from open source materials.

Master of Science in Disaster Resilience Leadership Program's Focus Helps Alumna Make a Difference

Photo by Jamie Dierking/American Red Cross

When Tulane University alumna Crysty Skevington began work as the Red Cross’ grants associate for the Sandy Hurricane Relief Long Term Recovery Program this summer, it marked not only an important milestone in her life but also for the Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy housed at the Tulane School of Social Work.

To read more, click here.

Congratulations MS in DRL Spring 2013 Graduates!

The DRLA wishes our Spring 2013 graduates heartiest congratulations and the very best in their future endeavors (click here to see more!)

Disaster Resilience Leadership Summer Institute 2013

Franciscan Convent S. Maria del Giglio in Bolsena

DRL Summer Institute Program


Innovative Program Focuses on Leadership During Disasters: Full Mitigation Best Practice Story, FEMA

New Orleans, LA – When educators at Tulane University returned to campus after Hurricane Katrina evacuations, they f aced the storm’s devastation. Like other colleges and universities in and around New Orleans, Tulane sustained millions of dollars in damages and halted academics for months after the storm. Faculty, staff, and students faced serious disruptions in their work, classes, and lives. But in the Tulane community’s recovery, administrators saw academic opportunity. They realized their campus had become an ideal setting for disaster management students as a living laboratory of resilience and rebuilding. Read more...

DRLA Graduate Students Leave Class Behind for Storm Recovery Work


They could have been in class on Nov. 14 on the Tulane uptown campus. Instead, DRLA graduate students Geoff Grimes and Andrew Snyder were near storm-ravaged Staten Island, N.Y., in a Red Cross truck bringing hot meals to storm victims and first responders.

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Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy


Please see the Yale-Tulane MOC Brief for further information.

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