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Pop quiz: what are the first three items that disappear from grocery store shelves when snow is in the forecast? Answer: Milk, bread and eggs. Theories abound as to why these three perishable items top the pre-storm shopping list, but one thing is for sure – I f you’ve got those three items you’ve got […]

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If you or someone you love is one of the 29 million Americans with diabetes, it’s important to be aware of the unique challenges that diabetics face during emergency situations. November is American Diabetes Month, a good time to review your emergency preparedness plans and make sure you’re ready to face potential challenges and protect […]

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Ready or not, winter is almost here, serving as a reminder to businesses about the importance of having a continuity plan that effectively ensures your operations remain resilient regardless of the damaging effects of inclement weather. Unlike our Northern state counterparts, Georgia’s propensity for snow and ice varies widely from year to year. However, spending […]

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On Valentine’s Day this year, the earth decided to shake things up a bit. At 10:23 p.m., a 4.1 magnitude earthquake with an epicenter near Edgefield, S.C. shook homes across Georgia, and tremors were felt as far away as south metro Atlanta. The tremors didn’t stop there. Two days later, an aftershock occurred with a magnitude […]

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As we enter the second half of National Preparedness Month, I hope that you’ve taken at least one action to make you and your loved ones more prepared emergencies. Making an emergency plan, being informed about your risks and building an emergency supply kit are critical to keeping yourself safe when disaster strikes. If you […]

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In the wake of a disaster, helping hands are always needed. Hands that pick up the pieces after a tornado tears through a town. Hands to help find shelter for individuals and families whose homes have been destroyed. Hands that bring hope in the form of much-needed food, water and supplies. These helping hands often […]

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For many Americans, it is one of the most wonderful times of the year: football season. Coaches like the Atlanta Falcons’ Mike Smith and University of Georgia’s Mark Richt have spent the past year laying the foundation for successful seasons, investing countless hours to get their teams ready for the obstacles they will encounter. As […]

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Pay it Back

“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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