For those interested in learning more about tropical storms and hurricanes in much greater detail, here are some formal training opportunities. Most are available online as independent study programs.
The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) is part of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). EMI offers a free Independent Study Program (ISP) to train the nation’s emergency management network and to help educate the general public in disaster preparedness.
Suggested emergency management courses to prepare for the hurricane season:
FEMA Independent Study Program:
- IS-324.A Community Hurricane Preparedness
- IS-366 Planning for the Needs of Children in Disasters
- IS-10.A Animals in Disaster: Module A. Awareness and Preparedness
- IS-288 The Role of Voluntary Agencies in Emergency Management
- IS-909 Community Preparedness: Implementing Simple Activities for Everyone