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Virtual Web-Based HURREVAC Training (HUR-4)

HURREVAC (short for Hurricane Evacuation) is a storm tracking and decision support tool. The software combines live feeds of tropical cyclone forecast information with data from various state Hurricane Evacuation Studies (HES) to assist the local emergency manager in making evacuation decisions based on the timing and potential severity of storm effects such as wind and storm surge.

This training and webinar series provides an overview on what is new in HURREVAC, insights into the current season, and a comprehensive understanding of the program’s utility to emergency managers.

Topics in the series include

  • Overview of HURREVAC
  • Tools for wind forecasts
  • Tools to support evacuation decisions Storm surge tools and other features to support hurricane response and decision making related to water hazards
  • Creating exercise storms and using HURREVAC to answer scenario-based questions
 
Details
Date(s)  Mon. Jun 07, 2021 2:00 PM 
Tue. Jun 08, 2021 2:00 PM 
Wed. Jun 09, 2021 2:00 PM 
Thu. Jun 10, 2021 2:00 PM 
Fri. Jun 11, 2021 2:00 PM 
Location Webinar
OTHER MA 
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Handicap Accessibility Yes
WiFi Access  
Offered By Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency 
Primary Instructor FEMA, Instructor(s) 
Course Length Multiple Days 
Course Hours
CEUs  
Prerequisites
Target Audience Emergency Management & Public Safety Officials - Limited Audience 
Eligibility Software access is restricted to officials in government emergency management. As a general rule, if you are the Emergency Manager for a county in the hurricane prone states (Texas to Maine), in Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands, state Emergency Management Agency (EMA), a FEMA office, Corps of Engineers office, or National Weather Service office, you are eligible to use the HURREVAC program. 
Contact For registration assistance and all questions contact the National Hurricane Program by emailing NHP@fema.dhs.gov
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Offering Specific Information

The five-day HURREVAC webinar series will be offered the week of June 7th with training sessions beginning at 2 PM EDT and running 60-90 minutes each day. Sign up to participate in each day’s the live session, or visit the registration page anytime after the session has ended to watch a recording.

Day 1- Intro to Web-Based HURREVAC and General Overview of the Program (June 7th)

Introducing the program’s purpose and basic operations.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR DAY 1

Day 2- Wind Forecast Features (June 8th)

Tools to support understanding of potential wind timing and intensity
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR DAY 2

Day 3- Evacuation Timing Features (June 9th)

Tools to support evacuation decisions
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Day 4- Storm Surge and Other Water Hazards (June 10th)

Storm Surge tools and other features to support hurricane response and decision making related to water hazards
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR DAY 4

Day 5- Exercise Tools and Applying HURREVAC (June 11th)

Creating exercise storms and using HURREVAC to answer scenario-based questions
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR DAY 5

 

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