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IS-324.A: Community Hurricane Preparedness

Course Date

10/31/2013

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
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  • Registration on the MetEd Website is required to collect user statistics that the sponsors (the National Weather Service and other agencies) need to document the usefulness of this service. All training on the MetEd system is available at no cost.
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Notices
  • Test questions are scrambled to protect test integrity
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