Faculty Advisor

Albano, Leonard D.

Faculty Advisor

Fitzgerald, Robert W.

Faculty Advisor

Mathisen, Paul P


The goal of this project was to set standard criteria for evaluating the execution of a disaster response at the local, State, and Federal Government levels. This evaluation, which was based on the disaster responses to Hurricanes Katrina and Gustav, focused on improvements in decision making. This project's procedure consisted of developing a model of decisions made and analyzing them. It was determined that there is a need for competent leadership, conducting rehearsals, and more initiative at all government levels.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2009

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Advisor Department

Fire Protection Engineering