Concerned about recent weather-related disasters, fires, and other calamities at universities around the country, university administrators at Tech have initiated several planning projects to determine how effectively local emergency facilities can handle such situations. One of these projects has focused on the transport of disaster victims from campus to the five major hospitals in the area: Montgomery
Regional, Raeford Memorial, County General, Lewis Galt, and HGA Healthcare. The project team would like to determine how many victims each hospital might expect in a disaster and how long it would take to transport victims to the hospitals. However, one of the problems the project team faces is the lack of data on disasters, since they occur so infrequently.