© 2004 International Disaster/Fire Training Institute Inc.
EM360 Hurricane Planning Course
What You Get: Seven units, three exercises, four appendices in two separate files with over 136 pages with over two dozen illustrations and charts
See some Sample Test Questions
Table of Contents
Unit I: Introduction
Unit II: Hurricane Forecasting This unit covers the sources of information that forecasters use, the accuracy of the data, the advisory products available, and how to track a storm.
Unit III: Hurricane Hazards This unit covers wind and water hazards generated by hurricanes, with emphasis on storm surge.
Unit IV: Hurricane Evacuation Study Overview This unit provides an introduction to the information contained in the Technical Data Report that summarizes the results of the Hurricane Evacuation Study for a jurisdiction.
Unit V: Preparedness And Evacuation Planning This unit focuses on initial priorities before a storm: evacuating people from high-risk areas and preparing to reduce damage.
Unit VI: Shelter And Refuge Planning This unit addresses the care of evacuees and responders and the provision of the best available protection for those who did not, or could not, evacuate before the storm.
Response Planning This unit examines the top priorities for response
in the first hours and days after a storm.
Appendix A Time Delineating Schedule includes a sample Hurricane Response Schedule.
Appendix B Sample Red Cross Formsincludes sample Red Cross forms to help you select shelters.
Appendix C Emergency Operations Plans (EOPs) lists issues that should be considered by local emergency planners.
Appendix D Sample Tide Tables
The videotape, Hurricane Watch, is recommended but not included in this course. You can complete this course without viewing this videotape.
What technologies are used to categorize storm intensity?
weather vane and spotter observations.
Storm surge is caused by
low elevation of communities by the Gulf of Mexico.
The "rule of thumb" for SLOSH model accuracy is
always add two feet to the final calculation.
All refuges of last resort may be converted to public shelters during the post-storm period. True or False?
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