Hurricane Evacuation Models using @RISK
Henry Yennie began using @RISK after Hurricane Katrina made landfall. He was serving in the disaster response command center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and wanted to use data from the family assistance call center to help managers of future disaster response teams predict staffing for call centers. Soon he became one of state's experts on decision making under uncertainty. Recently, the modeling he did with @Risk to estimate the number of evacuees from New Orleans prior to Gustav turned out to be almost exact.