PILOT COURSE: PREPARACIÓN TSUNAMI PREPAREDNESS: TSUNAMI EVACUATION MAPS, PLANS, AND PROCEDURES (TEMPP)
15 - 17 February 2017, Choluteca, Honduras
The five TEMPP training workshops cover the following topics:
•Tsunami Modeling (use of ComMIT software), July 27-31, 2015
•Tsunami Seismic Sources and Tsunami Inundation Map Development (based on prior ComMIT training), February 29 – March 3, 2016
•Tsunami Evacuation Mapping (based on inundation maps), August 15-19, 2016
•Tsunami Response Plans and Exercises, November 7-11, 2016
•Tsunami Exercise (including evacuation), 15-17 February 2017
The ITIC, with NOAA’s Caribbean Tsunami Warning Program (CTWP), and the UNESCO IOC are organizing the trainings. The language of trainings will be Spanish. Course materials will be in both Spanish and English.
TEMPP emphasizes a team approach for building country tsunami preparedness.
Each TEMPP training builds from the previous training, and it is assumed that once trained, participants will share the information learned on return to their country. A TEMPP country team should be comprised of, at a minimum, all participants to the TEMPP trainings. It should include scientists (responsible for tsunami hazard risk assessment and tsunami inundation modeling), GIS experts (responsible for making maps), emergency managers (responsible for tsunami public safety and preparedness), and tsunami warning center staff (responsible for issuing warnings for during events).
The TEMPP5 training, February 15-17, 2017, will builds from the fourth training (TEMPP4, Tsunami Response Plans and Exercises), and will put in practice a tsunami drill for the community of Cedeño including evacuation. It is recommended that the TEMPP5 participant should be the person responsible for tsunami public safety and preparedness in the country, has experience in emergency management responses and if possible, having attended for TEMPP4.