Tag Archives: Super Typhoon Haiyan

“Who’s in Charge?” (A Personal Account of the Typhoon Haiyan Simulation at Fort A.P. Hill)

In November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) (the strongest typhoon recorded in history[1]) made landfall in the Philippines, leaving devastation affecting more than 14 million people.[2] The U.S. military, USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) and several U.N. agencies rapidly … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned vs Lessons Applied A Comparison of Operation Tomodachi and Operation Damayan

by Amy Gorman and Jonathan Fredrickson As natural disasters continue to grow in both severity and number, the capability of the Department of Defense (DoD) to assist in Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief (HA/DR) efficiently and rapidly is an utmost … Continue reading

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