Washington State Emergency Management Division

*Cancelled*AWR-362 Flooding Hazards: Science and Preparedness

Monday, May 18, 2020 

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The registration period has closed for this event.

Course Description

In the Flooding Hazards: Science and Preparedness course, participants will learn about the current science behind the causes of floods, flood forecasting, flood risk assessment, and best practices for preparation and mitigation for both short- and long-fuse flooding events. Gain a better understanding regarding the factors that contribute to flooding and how they determine flood risk. Enhance your abilities to read and interpret forecasts, watches, and warning from the National Weather Service and hydrographs from the U.S. Geological Survey. Increase your knowledge of how to plan properly for sudden flooding, such as flash flooding and dam breaks, and long-use flood events such as river flooding.


Course Objectives
  • 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.






Target Audience
  • Emergency Management
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Fire Service
  • Governmental Administrative
  • Law Enforcement
  • Public Health
  • Public Works

Continuing Education
Contact: Hours - 8


House of Awakened Culture - Suquamish, WA

7235 NE Parkway
Suquamish, WA 98392

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Course Manager

Course Manager

Amanda Bates

Course Host

John Byars

Phone: 360-394-7179



This class is cancelled!