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Tsunami Awareness (AWR-217)

Tsunami Awareness (AWR-217)

Delivery Date:
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (America/Puerto_Rico)
Ponce, Puerto Rico
Carolina Hincapié-Cárdenas, Christa von Hillebrandt-Andrade
Course Description
FEMA Certified

Tsunamis are low frequency, high consequence natural hazard events. Tsunamis can cause great loss of life and property damage. This course presents the tsunami hazard, current hazard assessment tools and products, tsunami warning and dissemination of systems, and effective community response and tsunami risk reduction strategies.

This course is designed to enhance the participants’ abilities to support their organizational preparedness and response efforts.  At the conclusion of the course, a scenario-based group activity challenges participants to identify effective actions that help reduce the impacts of a tsunami hazard in their community.

This is an awareness-level course that provides a basic understanding of tsunamis, hazard assessment, warning and dissemination, and community response strategies to effectively reduce tsunami risk. The goal of this course is to enhance the participants' abilities to support their organizational preparedness and response efforts.

Target Audience:
  • Government Administrative

  • Emergency Management

  • Fire Services

  • Law Enforcement

  • Emergency Medical Services

  • Hazardous Materials

  • Public Health

  • Citizen/Community Volunteer

  • Private Sector / Corporate Security and Safety

  • Other
Course Level:

None. No advanced knowledge and experience of tsunamis is required.



Course Flyer:
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APA Credit Units:
6.5 Certification Maintenance
ASFPM Credit Units:
6.5 Continuing Education Credits
IACET Credit Units:
0.5 Continuing Education Units
IAEM (E) Credit Units:
6.5 Emergency Management Training Credit Hours
Registration Information
Seats Available:
Registration Closes:
Host Agency:
US NWS Caribbean Tsunami Warning Program
Contact Person:
Christa G. von Hillebrandt-Andrade, PhD.
Special Note:
Interested participants can contact:
José A. Martínez Borrero
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