Hurricane Awareness (AWR-343) (04-20-0343) - 009

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Brief Description
This course provides a basic understanding of hurricane science, forecasting, warning & preparedness
Full Description

This course provides emergency managers, first responders, and community members from all sectors with a basic understanding of the latest knowledge in hurricane science, forecasting, warning, and preparedness. This course enhances the ability of state/local decision-makers to identify and describe the hazards associated with hurricanes and to better prepare for and mitigate the impacts of high winds, heavy rain, and storm surge.

- Summarize the structure and characteristics of hurricanes and tropical cyclones and their attendant hazards, including high winds, heavy rain, and storm surge.
- Explain the forecast process and uncertainty associated with predicting hurricane track and intensity.
- Interpret official forecast and warning products from the National Weather Service.
- Use available decision support tools to prepare themselves, their families, and their organizations when hurricanes threaten.

Target Audience:
- Citizen/Community Volunteer
- Emergency Management
- Emergency Medical Services
- Fire Service, Governmental Administrative
- Healthcare, Hazardous Materials
- Law Enforcement, Other
- Public Safety Communications
- Private Sector
- Corporate Security and Safety Professionals
- Public Works

You must be a US Citizen to take this course. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please e-mail for further instructions.

All participants must have a FEMA Student Identification (FEMA SID) number. Students can search for their existing/create a new FEMA SID at:

There is no fee for the course. Food, lodging, and transportation costs are the responsibility of the participant.

Completion:  Participants, who actively participate, attend all course contact hours and pass a written test will receive a Certificate of Completion for the course.
Training Dates
06/20/2023 - 06/20/2023
None Specified
Registration Dates
02/20/2023 - 06/13/2023
Available Seats
4h 0m
None Specified
Training Location
Reporting Instructions
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Dress is business casual.
Signup Details
No Show Policy: Failure to attend a class you have registered for can result in restriction on future course attendance and agency notification. It is the students responsibility to notify us in a timely manner if you cannot attend.

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