Washington State Emergency Management Division


AWR-362 Flooding Hazards: Science & Preparedness

Wednesday, February 14, 2024 (In-Person) 

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Course Description

Primary Core Capability: Public Information and Warning

Flooding Hazards: Science and Preparedness is an awareness-level, eight-hour course that addresses the current science of the causes of floods (both meteorological and otherwise), flood forecasting, flood risk assessment, and best practices for preparation and mitigation for both short- and long-fuse flooding events. Register today!

For additional course information, including contact hours, please see the National Preparedness Catalog

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


Pierce County Emergency Operations Center

2501 S 35th St, Ste. D
Tacoma, WA 98409

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Course Manager

Sponsoring Agency: Pierce County EM

Registration POC:


Stephen Hughes




Washington State POC:


Emily Cunningham

Pierce County EM


Please let us know if reasonable accommodation is required for this course. We invite any person with a disability, access or functional need, as well as those who need to obtain course materials in an alternative format, to please indicate your need in the registration/RSVP process.

If you have any further concerns or questions, please contact the course manager listed on this page or reach out to our State Training Staff at, and we will be happy to assist you.


To apply, please register Here.