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Just before the polar vortex struck Georgia, one of the most common sights on the news was footage of grocery store shoppers stocking up on food. Preparing food in expectation of severe weather is important, but in this case, many of the items in people’s carts didn’t seem ideal given the weather situation. Based on […]

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Despite the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, December is National Stress Free Family Holidays Month. Stress can diminish your holiday shopping productivity, slow down the tree trimming and turn even the merriest of spirits into a real Grinch. Stress often stems from being unprepared. ”What am I going to buy for my boss?” […]

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Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday with a rich tradition in America that dates back to some of our earliest founders. Many of the things we take for granted today, from fresh food to warm homes, were ongoing challenges for the Pilgrims. Situations we experience only during emergencies were faced by the Pilgrims every day, and […]

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Each year, more Americans are caring for a loved one with a chronic condition or disability.  There are as many as 90 million family caregivers in the U.S. today. While administering daily care is extremely important, caregivers must also take steps to help those they care for be prepared for unexpected emergencies. We recently sat […]

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As we get closer to winter and focus on cold weather, many of us often make the mistake of assuming that the threat of a tornado is all but gone. While it is true that Georgia tornadoes are more likely to occur during warm months in the spring and summer, that doesn’t mean they can’t […]

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Last year, I decided to implement the annual Ready Georgia kids contest as a classroom activity for a group of my elementary students during National Preparedness Month – and it was a fantastic decision! As the technology coordinator for Hannan Academy, I found that the video portion of the contest fit in perfectly with our […]

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Last fall, I was invited to participate in Ready Georgia’s Teacher and Parent Toolkit pilot program. As a long-time proponent of teaching emergency preparedness lessons in the classroom, I quickly jumped on the opportunity to test out the campaign’s lesson plans and activities. With my fifth graders, I used the family communications lesson plan, which […]

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During the summer months, many people attend concerts and large-scale sporting events, visit historic landmarks and take public transportation. While you have summer fun on the brain, you also need to be aware of your surroundings. Crowded events and popular tourist spots can be targets for terrorist attacks. As the Boston bombings tragically reminded us, […]

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Jon Wetherbee, WTOC-TV meteorologist from Savannah, is helping Ready Georgia increase awareness about the importance of preparing for the upcoming hurricane season. With Hurricane Preparedness Week taking place May 27 – June 2, he’s provided tips to help both coastal and inland residents get ready for hurricane threats and hazards. Although he describes ways to […]

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