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Hurricane & Emergency Management Acronyms 

ARWO Aerial Reconnaissance Weather
AFOS Automation of Field Operations and Services
ASOS Automated Surface Observing Systems
AWIPS Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System
AOC Army Operations Center, Pentagon
ARC American Red Cross
ARES Amateur Radio Emergency Services
ARRL American Radio Relay League
CA Cooperative Agreement
CARCAH Chief, Aerial Reconnaissance Coordination, All Hurricanes
CD Civil Defense (Obsolete)
COG Continuity of Government
CONUS Continental United States
DAE Disaster Assistance Employee
DAC Disaster Application Center
DCC Donations Coordination Center
DCO Defense Coordinating Officer
DFO Disaster Field Office
DOC Department of Commerce (Federal)
DOD Department of Defense (Federal)
DOE Department of Energy (Federal)
DOL Department of Labor (Federal)
DOTD Department of Transportation & Development
DSR Damage Survey Report
DRC Disaster Recovery Center
EAS Emergency Alert System (Replaces EBS)
EBS Emergency Broadcast System (Being Phased Out)
EICC Emergency Information and Coordination Center
EMS Emergency Medical Services
EMWIN Emergency Manager's Weather Information Center
EOC Emergency Operations Center
EOP Emergency Operations Plan
EPA Enviromental Protection Agency
ERT Emergency Response Team (FEMA)
ERT-A Advance Element of the Emergency Response Team (FEMA)
ESF Emergency Support Function
EST Emergency Support Team(FEMA)
FAST Field Assessment Team
FCO Federal Coordinating Officer
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
FRP Federal Response Plan
GPS Global Positioning Satellite
GMT Greenwich Mean Time
GOES Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite
HES Hurricane Evacuation Study
HF High Frequency
IA Individual Assistance/Human Service Program
ICS Incident Command System
IT Information Technology Directorate (FEMA)
ISM Information Services Manager
KM Kilometers
JIC Joint Information Center
LANG Louisiana Army National Guard
LEPC Local Emergency Planning Committee
LOEP Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness
M Statute Mile
MB Millibars
MEOW Maximum Envelope of Water or Maximum Envelope of Winds
MERS Mobile Emergency Response Support (FEMA)
MPH Miles Per Hour
MOC Operations Center (FEMA)
M/S Meters Per Second
MT Mitigation Directorate (FEMA)
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NAWAS National Warning System
NDMS National Disaster Medical System
NECC National Emergency Coordination Center (FEMA)
NEXRAD Next Generation of Radar
NG National Guard
NHC National Hurricane Center
NM Nautical Mile
NPSC National Process Serving Center (FEMA)
NTC National Teleregistration Center (FEMA)
NTH Natural & Technological Division
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NVOAD National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
NWS National Weather Service
NWSFO National Weather Service Forecasting Office
OEP Office of Emergency Preparedness
OSC On-Scene Coordinator
OS Operations Support Directorate (FEMA)
PIO Public Information Officer
PT Preparedness, Training and Exercises Directorate (FEMA)
PUP Principle User Processor
RACES Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service
RADAR Radio Detection And Ranging
RD Regional Director
REACT Radio Emergency Associated Communication Team
ROC Regional Operations Center
RR Response and Recovery Directorate (FEMA)
SCO State Coordinating Officer
SITREP Situation Report
SLOSH Sea, Lake, and Overland Surges for Hurricanes
SOP Standard Operating Procedure
TAG The Adjuntant General
TD Tropical Depression
TS Tropical Storm
TPC Tropical Prediction Center
TAFB Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch (Tropical Prediction Center)
TSB Technical Support Branch (Tropical Prediction Center)
USACE United States Army Corps of Engineers
USAF United States Air Force
USCG United States Coast Guard
USGS United States Geological Survey
USN United States Navy
USAR Urban Search and Rescue
UTC Universal Time Coordinate
VOAD Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters
WFO Weather Forecast Office
Z Zulu Time
 Related Information
Your Evacuation Plan
Parish Contact Numbers
Disaster Supply Kit - Information Sheet
Flood Safety Tips
Storm Surges
Tropical Storm Structure
Preparing Your Home For A Hurricane
Why Hurricanes Are Named
Hurricane Categories
National Weather Service (NOAA) - For Louisiana weather
National Hurricane Center - Links to latest forecasts, satellite imagery, aircraft reconnaissance, historical and general information about NHC and the Tropical Prediction Center
More Hurricane Information
Federal Emergency Management Agency

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