Washington State Emergency Management Division


AWR-379 Coastal Hazard Awareness

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM 

Thursday, February 22, 2024 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM 

***You must attend both days to receive credit.***

Course Description

Core Capability: Risk and Disaster Resilience Assessment

This virtual two-day awareness-level training course provides an overview of the hazards facing coastal communities. Examples of these hazards are short-term events such as high surf, storm surge, and tsunami inundation, or long-term threats from sea level rise and coastal erosion.

Course Objectives

The goal of this course is to enable participants to conduct a basic risk assessment of their community by understanding the hazard exposure and vulnerabilities of their coastal community. Specific learning objectives include:

  • Describe the hazards and impacts that threaten coastal communities;
  • Identify information and warning products describing the risk of coastal hazards to their communities;
  • Evaluate the characteristics of the coastal zone that contribute to vulnerability; and
  • Discuss the general approaches and tools to mitigate and adapt to coastal hazards.

Target Audience
  • Emergency Management
  • Governmental Administrative
  • Public Health
  • Public Works
  • Citizen/Community Volunteer
  • Transportation
  • Education
  • Other





Continuing Education
IACET: Units - 0.6


Virtual Delivery - Snohomish County

Course Manager



Krystal Craig


(425) 388-5197


Please apply for this AWR-379 course HERE