Washington State Emergency Management Division


AWR-362 Flooding Hazards: Science & Preparedness (Virtual)

Monday, November 13, 2023- Tuesday, November 14, 2023

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)


Course Description

In the Flooding Hazards: Science and Preparedness course, participants will learn about the current science behind the causes of floods, flood forecasting, flood risk assessment, and best practices for preparation and mitigation for both short- and long-fuse flooding events. Gain a better understanding regarding the factors that contribute to flooding and how they determine flood risk. Enhance your abilities to read and interpret forecasts, watches, and warning from the National Weather Service and hydrographs from the U.S. Geological Survey. Increase your knowledge of how to plan properly for sudden flooding, such as flash flooding and dam breaks, and long-use flood events such as river flooding.


Course Objectives
  • Differentiate between different types of flooding hazards based on the meteorological and hydrological conditions;
  • Access and interpret FEMA flood risk maps for their area;
  • Identify organizations involved in forecasting and monitoring flooding, and understand their products; and
  • Describe dissemination methods for public warnings.






Target Audience
  • Emergency Management
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Fire Service
  • Governmental Administrative
  • Law Enforcement
  • Public Health
  • Public Works

Continuing Education
CEU: Hours - 0.6


This course will be a virtual delivery through the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (NDPTC) hosted by Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management.


Course Manager

Krystal Craig

Snohomish County DEM


To apply, please register at NDPTC.


Please use registration code: 76293