Tornado Risks, Shelter and Recommendations

Credit: 4 PDH Hours
Course Fee: $60.00
Pages: 32

How it Work!

  1. Register first and log into your account. Study and take the quiz for FREE until passed.
  2. After passing the quiz, follow the page, pay for the course and print your certificate.

Course Summary

The purpose of this course is to provide background on the tornado hazard in the Southeast. The general population, home owners and renters, policy makers, local officials, builders, and building departments should understand that tornado occurrence in the Southeast is not a rare event. In fact, of the top 20 states in tornado frequency, 5 are in the Southeast.

This course also identifies FEMA resources that can be used to help design and construct portions of almost any building type (including residences) to provide safe shelter from tornadoes, or to help minimize damage caused by these wind events.

Learning Objectives

  • Recent events
  • Tornado occurrence outside “Tornado Alley”… how great is the risk?
  • Can a building survive a tornado? Yes!
  • Assessing risk
  • Weather radios

Course Author

Review the quiz before studying the course.

Certificate of completion of the course

This course comes with a multiple-choice quiz. You can view the quiz and take the quiz if you are logged in your account. You can take the quiz for this online PDH course as many times until passed. The passing grade is 70% and above. After you pass the quiz simply follow the page, to pay for the course and print your certificate instantly. A copy of the certificate and receipt for this course will always be in your account.

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This online PDH course can also be used as a continuing education course for the following.


Civil Engineering

Structural Engineering


Home & Building Inspectors