Center for Disaster Research & Education
Typhoon Relief in the Philippines
As many may know, on November 3, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan or Typhoon Yolanda (named in the Philippines) was one of the deadliest Philippine typhoons on record. This typhoon formed southeast of Pohnpei and generally tracked west towards the ingredients to enhance this storm. By November 6, Haiyan was classified as a category 5 storm. Throughout the storms entirety over the Philippines, Haiyan’s wind peaked at 195mph (314km/hr). In addition to wind damages, flooding was a major problem. The combination of both caused over $500 million of infrastructural and agricultural damage. Furthermore, over 5,000 people were killed and over 23,000 are either injured or missing. For further information on this storm, typhoons in general and how to aid in relief efforts, please view the CDRE's brochure located below.
CDRE DRI 16-hour Business Continuity Course
The Millersville University Center for Disaster Research and Education in collaboration with the Disaster Recovery International (DRI) presents two offerings of: Introduction to Business Continuity Planning Management. This 16-hour is course designed to provide business professionals with a fundamental understanding of a business continuity management program and how it is implemented in the business environment. This 16-hour course will be offered in two formats. We will have a face-to-face offering at the Dixon University Center in Harrisburg, PA and a fully online format.
Provide Multi-Disciplined Education, Research, & Internship Opportunities
- current students interested in the field of environmental hazards and emergency/disaster management
Contribute to the Education of the Next Generation
- disaster researchers, emergency managers, and knowledgeable community members
- behavioral and organizational response to disasters and terrorism, including the media
- risk and hazards assessment
Disseminate Research Findings
- Previous & new research literature, in a language and format that is useful to the general public, mass media personnel, and emergency management personnel-as well as researchers
Contribute to the Communities within the Region and Nation
- pursuant to developing disaster resilient communities (FEMA)
Internships & Co-ops
Opportunities provided to give students hands on experience in the field.
8 High School Avenue
Mon.-Fri. 9a.m. – 5p.m.
Tel: (717) 872-3631
Fax: (717) 871-2429
The CDRE at Millersville University is a member of the Homeland Security Higher Education Consortium, Keystone Emergency Management Association, National Emergency Management Association, Emergency Management Higher Education Consortium and the International Association of Emergency Managers.