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IS-321: Hurricane Mitigation Basics for Mitigation Staff

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Course Overview

The goal of this independent study module is to help members of FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation disaster workforce successfully communicate to the public the risks associated with hurricanes, and the mitigation measures available to improve personal safety and reduce damages to structures and personal property. This module is one in a series of Independent Study modules for the Hazard Mitigation disaster workforce, which addresses appropriate basic mitigation information for public consumption regarding earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornados, and wildfires.

Topics covered in this module include:

  • How hurricanes cause damage
  • Mitigation measures for personal safety, and structures
  • Mitigation publications beneficial to local officials, building professionals, and the public

Course Objectives:

To train Hazard Mitigation Advisor Specialists to explain both the hurricane hazard and how to mitigate future damages effectively, to people affected by hurricanes

Primary Audience

Hazard Mitigation Disaster Workforce Staff


FEMA Employment



Course Length:

1 hour
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