WA 3.0 hours Floods and other Natural Hazards - Course Syllabus


Course Syllabus:

3.0 Elective Hours

Mitigation is the effort to reduce the loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters. Mitigation is taking action now, before the next disaster, to reduce human and financial consequences later. Hazard mitigation is sustained action taken to reduce or eliminate long- term risk to people and their property from hazards. The risk assessment process provides the foundation for the rest of the mitigation planning process. This process measures the potential loss of life, personal injury, economic injury and property damage resulting from natural hazards by assessing the vulnerability of people, buildings, and infrastructure to natural hazard.

This process measures the potential loss of life, personal injury, economic injury and property damage resulting from natural hazards by assessing the vulnerability of people, buildings, and infrastructure to natural hazards. Effective mitigation requires that everyone understand local risks, address the hard choices and invest in long-term community well-being. Without mitigation actions, safety, financial security, and self-reliance are jeopardized.

We need to prepare ourselves for risk. Disaster education is essential. This course highlights protective and preventive measures in the event of a natural hazard. This time to develop your disaster plan is now.