Hurricanes are among the deadliest and costliest of natural disasters.
Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale
The Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale, assigns a numerical classification of hurricanes into five categories distinguished by the intensities of their sustained winds. The scale spans from Category 1 (winds of at least 74 miles per hour (119 km/h)) to Category 5 (exceeding 156 miles per hour (251 km/h))
FEMA AWR-343 Hurricane Awareness Course
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.
- Hurricane Structure and hazards
- Hurricane Forecasting and Warning
- Hurricane Advisory Products