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IS-324.A: Community Hurricane Preparedness

Course Date

10/31/2013*

*This course has been reviewed for doctrine related changes and therefore is dated October 31, 2013. We recommend that you review the contents of the course and look over the updated materials. If you have already passed the exam for this course, you are not required to complete the exam again in order to be current in your training by FEMA EMI records. If you choose to retake the exam, your completion certificate will reflect the date of your first completion, not the date that you retake it.

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

Prerequisites

None

CEUs:

1

Course Length:

10 hours