FEMA IS 324.a Community Hurricane Preparedness

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Course Overview

Note: This course is on a non-federal government website operated by the Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education, and Training (COMET).

This computer-based course, Community Hurricane Preparedness, is to provide those involved in the decision making process for hurricanes with basic information about:

  • How hurricanes form
  • The hazards they pose
  • How the National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts future hurricane behavior
  • What tools and guiding principles can help emergency managers prepare their communities

Course Objectives:

  • Identify the characteristic features of a hurricane
  • List ways in which meteorologists monitor hurricane development
  • Describe hazards from hurricanes
  • Discuss the basic hurricane forecasting process and its limitations
  • Identify the correct forecast product to use at various stages in an event
  • Analyze various source of information about a hurricane and formulate a plan for dealing with the potential disaster

Primary Audience

Emergency managers in communities threatened by tropical cyclones

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