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Hurricane Awareness (AWR-343)
August 17, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hurricanes are among the deadliest and costliest of natural disasters. This course will provide a basic understanding of hurricane science, forecasting, warning, and preparedness to help emergency managers, responders, government administrators, and community members make better, more informed decisions in hurricane planning and preparedness.
The course enhances the ability of participants to identify and describe the conditions of tropical cyclone formation, provide official watch and warning definitions and to make recommendations in preparation for a hurricane and the associated hazards such as high winds, heavy rain, and storm surge.
The goal of this course is to provide participants with the basics of hurricane science, forecasting, warning, and preparedness.