Tornado Awareness

DATE: April 09, 2019

TEACHER: MO Emergency Management

Course Description: This eight-hour awareness-level course is designed to provide emergency
managers, first responders, and community members across all sectors with a
basic understanding of the latest knowledge in tornado science, forecasting,
warning, and preparedness. This course will prepare participants to understand the
basics of tornado science, the weather forecasting process, the tornado warning
process, and the fundamentals of tornado safety and preparedness. Since
tornadoes can strike anywhere in the United States, it is important that every
community be ready for the hazards associated with them. This awareness-level
course will fulfill the goals of the “whole community” approach to emergency
management by reaching a broad sector of the community. Multiple core
capabilities will be addressed, with particular emphasis on “public information
and warning” and “threats and hazard identification.” Participants who represent
sectors such as mass care services, health and social services, operational
communications, critical transportation, and planning would further expand the
discussions in this course to other corresponding core capabilities.

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