In light of Typhoon Haiyan and its impact on Philippines, the Yale-Tulane ESF-8 Planning and Response Program has produced this special report. The group that produced this summary and analysis of the current situation are graduate students from Yale and Tulane Universities. It was compiled entirely from open source materials. Please feel free to forward the report to anyone who might be interested. Finally, for those of you who are deployed and responding to the crisis - if you need us to research a specific item/area for you let us know and we will do our best.