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“When you’re older, you’ll understand.” “Use your inside voice.” “If you keep making that face, it will freeze that way.” The growing up years are filled with admonishments, rules and parenthood clichés designed to keep kids out of trouble and bring a measure of peace and quiet to a household. Now it’s time for your […]

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Back-to-school preparation should involve more than just new clothes, textbooks and classroom supplies. Now is also the perfect time to update Ready kits, discuss emergency preparedness with children and add school emergency information to family communications plans.

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Our annual survey showed that experiencing an emergency shifted many Georgians’ frame of reference and left them realizing they may not be as prepared as they thought they were.

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Welcome to the first week of summer! Saturday marked the official start to a season full of outdoor festivities. You may know all the facts about summer fun, but are you up to speed on summer’s severe weather? Georgia summers are notorious for a variety of severe weather, but two of its biggest threats are extreme […]

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At the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA), we have been hard at work on an improved version of the Ready Georgia mobile app for several months, and we are glad to announce that it is now available on iTunes and Google Play. The app, which originally launched in 2011, has been very successful at helping […]

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Summer is here and a lot of people are preparing for a variety of outdoor activities and vacations like beach trips, boating on the lake, mountain hiking and more.  Whatever getaway or summer fun you’re doing, you’re going to have to plan on packing the right items to get ready for your trip, whether it’s […]

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Fun activities are a great way to educate kids about potentially scary topics like natural disasters. That’s why Ready Georgia offers a variety of tools to help parents and teachers talk to children about the steps they can take to prepare for emergencies. Thanks to the FIRST LEGO League (FLL), this year children ages 9 […]

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The tornado that struck parts of central and southern U.S. on Sunday, killing at least 17 people, serves as an unfortunate reminder that disasters can occur with little warning. With severe weather expected through Wednesday in Georgia we encourage everyone to prepare now for these potentially disastrous storms. Remember, tornadoes are nature’s most violent storms. […]

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Its April Fool’s Day and one culprit guilty of playing tricks on people is Mother Nature. She is notorious for surprising Georgians throughout the year with unexpected severe weather, ranging from flash floods to snowstorms. Instead of being funny, these surprises are often dangerous and emphasize the need to be prepared in advance, regardless of […]

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By Roy Acree – Deputy Fire Chief/EMA Director, City of Smyrna Last September, the City of Smyrna enthusiastically embraced a new national preparedness campaign called America’s PrepareAthon! The initiative builds on FEMA’s successful Ready America efforts – or locally, GEMA’s Ready Georgia campaign – but encourages a more focused call to action for individuals and […]

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