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Hurricane Readiness for Coastal Communities (G 363) Now Scheduled


April 24, 2009


Course Announcement:

  • Course: G393, Hurricane Readiness for Coastal Communities
  • Dates: May 27 and 28, 2009
  • Time: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm daily
  • Location: Schoodic Point Conference Facility, Acadia National Park

Course Description:

This participant-centered course includes facilitator-led discussions and individual and small-group activities. Working under a hurricane threat scenario, participants will complete worksheets and tabletop exercises that will culminate in the development or evaluation of their local jurisdiction’s Hurricane Readiness Checklist, with particular emphasis on planning, communication, and coordination for their functional area. The course is designed so that it may be adapted to the local jurisdiction’s requirements through customization of the hurricane threat scenario and subsequent exercises.

Participants should leave this course with a Hurricane Readiness Checklist that covers tasks to be accomplished within their functional area. The plan should also address internal and external communication and coordination issues required for effective operation.

Target Audience:

The target audience for this course is public- and private-sector decision-makers from coastal communities who have responsibility for preparing for and responding to hurricane hazards that threaten their community or area. A team of representatives from government, police, fire, emergency management, public works, transportation, voluntary agencies, businesses, and the American Red Cross (ARC) should attend. They should work together as a team in developing or evaluating their community’s action plan.

Course Instructors:

A team comprised of MEMA and National Weather Service subject matter experts will conduct the presentations and facilitate group exercises.

Course Location:

The course will be held at the Schoodic Point Conference Facility located at the former Navy Base in Acadia National Park, ME. Classes will run from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Lodging will be available for all students traveling more than 50 miles to attend the course. Students traveling 100 miles may request lodging the night before on a per case basis. Lodging options are available. Call MEMA for prior approval. Lunch and breaks will be provided; all other expenses are the responsibility of the student. Maine Emergency Management is an equal opportunity educator.

For further information or to register, please contact Mike Grant at MEMA. All applications should be submitted via FEMA 75-5 training application form (see below)

Application Form:

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Mike Grant, MEMA
207-624-4400 / 800-452-8735


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