Course curriculum

  • 1

    Hurricane Disaster Masterclass Introduction

  • 2

    Welcome to the masterclass

    • A message from the instructor

    • How to use this course

    • Before we begin...

  • 3

    Tropical Cyclone Basics

    • History

    • Descriptors and Classifications

    • Meteorology

    • Geography

    • Hazards Overview

    • Literature Review

    • Vocabulary

    • Cultural Perspectives

    • Time

    • Test your learning

    • Laws and Regulations

    • Ethical Considerations

  • 4

    Inherent Hazards

    • Size

    • Direction and Forward Motion

    • Wind Intensity

    • Tornadoes

    • Storm Surge

    • Rainfall or Freshwater Flooding

    • Hazard Mitigation

    • Test your learning

  • 5

    Vulnerability

    • What is vulnerability?

    • Geopolitical Vulnerabilities

    • Socioeconomic Vulnerabilities

    • Inherent Vulnerabilities

    • Implied and Applied Vulnerabilities

    • Health and Human Needs

  • 6

    Implied Hazards

    • Where Humans and Hurricanes Meet

    • Implied Hazards Overview

    • Probability

    • Risk

    • Limited Resources

    • Test your learning

    • Communicating and Understanding Risk

    • Trust and Compliance

  • 7

    Risk Reduction

    • Risk Reduction Overview

    • Preparedness

    • Resources

    • Roles

    • Responsibilities

  • 8

    Protective Actions and Unmet Needs

    • Protective Actions and Unmet Needs Overview

    • Protection Systems

    • Public Safety

    • Life Safety

    • Protection Policies

    • Protecting Property

    • Insurance

    • Programs and Plans

    • Protecting the Economy

    • Protecting the Environment

  • 9

    Response Planning

    • Transportation and Evacuation

    • Sheltering and Housing

    • Mass Care and Meals

    • Education and Employment

    • Medical Care

    • Disability Access and Functional Needs

    • Utilities, Energy, and Public Services

    • Mass Media and Social Media

    • Citizen Lay Responders and Volunteers

    • Pets and Livestock

    • Fire Rescue and Hazardous Materials

    • Industry and Economy

    • Information, IT, and Communication

    • Crime and Law Enforcement

    • Logistics and Supply Chains

    • Damage and Debris

  • 10

    Recovery Planning

    • Resource Failure

    • Return & Recover

    • Government Assistance

    • Cultural Considerations

    • Schools and Businesses

    • Housing and Neighborhoods

    • Agriculture, Industry, and Economy

    • Public Infrastructure and Communications

    • Mental Health

    • Retreat & Recover

    • Debris and Rebuilding

  • 11

    Next steps

    • Congrats! Here's what's next...

    • More resources for you

    • Before you go...