Emergency Preparedness - Hurricane Training

Hurricane training is usually conducted on the ground, rather than via satellite. Satellite television is not yet widely available. No one should try to view a hurricane training session via television - there is too much disturbance and it may not be necessary for anyone to see the weather firsthand to realize that it is not safe.

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Hurricanes are something that you need to have prepared for when planning your hurricane training efforts. It will take time to see the full extent of damage and to train for what may be coming.

When you set up your hurricane training plan, you will need to take time to study your local weather patterns and the potential wind speeds. It is wise to begin this part of the preparation earlier in order to have time to set up a checklist and to practice the drills that you would use in a real situation. As a novice in the field, it will help to practice a couple of drills to familiarize yourself with the wind levels and the amount of noise created by hurricanes in the Southern Ocean. If you do not know the wind speed associated with a tropical cyclone, you will need to consult an expert.

Another tip that can help during hurricanes is to go over this checklist: do not allow children to wear loose clothing, especially when the storm is coming because of high water turbulence. However, before the storm, if you are going to go through a practice of hurricane training, you should plan ahead to tie loose clothing into knots or wraps.

Hurricane training exercises can also be fun. You can put some small instruments on the wind chimes in the tree stand and have your group try to navigate across the small platform. Kids can learn from their mom and dad how to use these small devices, and parents can learn how to teach their kids proper safety protocols in case they are unable to make it back to the tree stand safely.

During your storm preparation, you should beget into the habit of making a list of things that could go wrong and things that you need to avoid doing during a storm. This list may need to include things like parking lot access, power outages, power poles down, and fallen trees.

Hurricane training requires that you understand wind speeds and keep them in mind when practicing how to cross tall buildings or trees, or sail a sailboat with the wind. It will help if you have a number of them in your head, so that when something comes up during your training you will have something to compare it to. Having a list of possible scenarios is essential during hurricane training.

After you have done all of the planning and practiced all of the drills, then it is time to start implementing the safety tips that are suggested during the training. Take time to double check yourself on your work, and consider if you could be working somewhere that you would not be able to call off the exercise. Hurricane training can be quite interesting, but remember to make sure you cover all of the bases.