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In assessing the vulnerability of individual facilities, major factors considered are:
1)
2)
3)

1) Environment
2) Indigenous
3) Economic

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The major natural disasters which must be planned for are:
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2)
3)
4)
5)
6)

1) Forest fires
2) Hurricanes
3) Floods
4) Tornadoes
5) Winter storms
6) Earthquakes

3

A hurricane "warning" is issued as soon as the forecaster determines that _______

A particular section of the coast will encounter winds of 74 mph or higher.

4

The onset of most floods allows for ______

adequate warning.

5

Tornadoes are violent local storms with whirling winds that can reach _____ to _____ mph.

200 to 400 mph.

6

The width of a tornado ranges from ____ to _____.

200 yards to one mile

7

Tornadoes can travel ___ to ____ miles along the ground.

5 to 30 miles

8

Tornadoes can move along the ground at speeds of ____ to ____ mph.

30 to 70 mph.

9

Earthquakes may last from _____ to ______.

A few seconds to five minutes

10

Most casualties from an earthquake result from _______.

falling materials.

11

During the actual shaking of an earthquake, employees should be warned to:
1)
2)
3)
4)

1) Stay indoors if already there
2) Take cover under sturdy furniture
3) Stay near the center of the building
4) Stay away from glass windows and doors

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indicates the possibility of tornadoes, thunderstorms, frequent lightning, hail, and winds of greater than 75 mph

Severe thunderstorm watch

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indicates the possibility of frequent lightning and/or damaging winds of greater than 50 mph, hail, and heavy rain

severe thunderstorm

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indicates the possibility of tornadoes, thunderstorms, frequent lightning, hail, and winds of greater than 75 mph

severe thunderstorm watch

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tornado watch

tornadoes are expected to develop

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tornado warning

a tornado has actually been sighted in the area

17

a tornado has actually been sighted in the area

tornado warning

18

tornadoes are expected to develop

tornado watch

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heavy snow warning

usually means an expected snowfall of 4 inches or more in a 12 hour period or 6 inches or more in a 24 hour period

20

usually means an expected snowfall of 4 inches or more in a 12 hour period or 6 inches or more in a 24 hour period

heavy snow warning

21

issued when considerable snow and winds of 25 mph or more are expected

Blizzard warning

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severe blizzard warning

very heavy snowfall is expected with winds of at least 45 mph and temperature of 10 degrees or lower

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very heavy snowfall is expected with winds of at least 45 mph and temperature of 10 degrees or lower

severe blizzard warning

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Freezing rain or Freezing drizzle

forecast when expected rain is likely to freeze as soon as it strikes the ground

25

forecast when expected rain is likely to freeze as soon as it strikes the ground

Freezing rain or Freezing drizzle