Util ch 6

  1. ___ freezes solid before it hits the ground; ___ ___ remains in a liquid state until it freezes on contact
    Sleet, freezing rain
  2. The ___ ___ ___ is a systematic method for command, control, and coordination of emergency response.
    Incident command system
  3. Most utilities municipalities, and large tree contracting firms have designed storm processes and designated ___ ___ ___ where conditions are monitored and decisions are made
    Emergency operations center
  4. Personnel from external organizations who travel to a storm area are generally paid the higher of either their ___ ___ rates or the established ___ ___ rates.
    Home pay, local pay
  5. In the United States, the National Hurricane Center track forecast cone is intended to predict the track of a storm with an accuracy rate of ___ percent.
  6. Removal of ____ following a storm is typically the responsibility of the customer
  7. A safety ___-____ is a proactive measure in which all operations are brought to a halt until relevant safety information can be provided to response workers
    Stand down
  8. Organizations such as electric utilities may declare an ____ independent of official government declarations.
  9. Enhanced Fujita ratings are based on
    Observed damage following the storm
  10. T/f Rain and snow on dense foliage can increase the likelihood of tree failure
  11. Heavy, wet snows have a snow to water equivalent that is
    10:1 or less
  12. On the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, a storm must be as least which category to be considered major?
  13. A standardized method for improving the overall effectiveness of emergency response is known as the
    Incident command system
  14. T/F Coniferous trees that receive frequent, heavy snows are better adapted to snow loading than such trees in areas where snow is rare
  15. Conditions are favorable for storms to occur is a ___ while a ___indicates that a storm is imminent or occurring and immediate action is needed
    Watch, warning
  16. Refers to any large area of circulating low atmospheric pressure, including tropical systems such as hurricanes and typhoons
  17. Type of cyclone that occurs at higher lattitudes
    Extra tropical cyclone
  18. Due the _______, cyclones rotate. ______ in the Southern Hemispheres and _____ in the northern
    Coriolis force, clockwise, counter clockwise
  19. ___form over warm ocean waters and peak late autumn and early summer when water is warmest
    Tropical cyclone
  20. The most powerful tropical cyclones are know as ____in the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific. They are called____in the northwest Pacific, and _____ in the South Pacific and Indian Ocean.
    Hurricanes, typhoons, tropical cyclones
  21. When tropical cyclones make landfall, winds, flooding caused by
    Storm surge
  22. Results of rising areas of moist, unstable air and bring heavy rain, lightning, thunder, hail, straight line winds, tornadoes
  23. In North America thunderstorms occur most frequently in ___
    Gulf coast and Florida
  24. A complex of thunderstorms that travels more than 240 miles with wind speeds greater than 58mph
  25. Enhanced Fujita scale levels
    • 0 65-85
    • 1 86-110
    • 2 111-135
    • 3 136-165
    • 4 166-200
    • 5 200+
  26. Fujita scale ranks based on
    Observed damage after storm
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Util ch 6