Flooding Hazards: Science and Preparedness

DATE: May 07, 2019

TEACHER: MO Emergency Management

Course Description: This eight-hour awareness-level course addresses the current science of the causes
of floods (both meteorological and otherwise), flood forecasting, flood risk
assessment, and best practices for preparation and mitigation for both short- and
long-fuse flooding events. Course objectives include: -Differentiate between
different types of flooding hazards based on the meteorological and hydrological
conditions; -Access and interpret FEMA flood risk maps for their area; -Identify
organizations involved in forecasting and monitoring flooding, and understand
their products; and, -Describe dissemination methods for public warnings.

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