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Tornado Risks, Shelter and Recommendations

Credit: 4 PDH
Course Fee: $36.00
32 pages

Course Summary:

The purpose of this course is to provide background on the tornado hazard in the Southeast. The general population, home owners and renters, policy makers, local officials, builders, and building departments should understand that tornado occurrence in the Southeast is not a rare event. In fact, of the top 20 states in tornado frequency, 5 are in the Southeast.

This course also identifies FEMA resources that can be used to help design and construct portions of almost any building type (including residences) to provide safe shelter from tornadoes, or to help minimize damage caused by these wind events.

Learning Objective:

The learning objective is to provide the following information:

  • Recent events
  • Tornado occurrence outside "Tornado Alley"… how great is the risk?
  • Can a building survive a tornado? Yes!
  • Assessing risk
  • Weather radios

Review the quiz before studying the course.

Course Content

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