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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Posted in Severe Weather Preparation on Aug 28th, 2014
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 […]
“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 […]
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.
Posted in Severe Weather Preparation on Jul 22nd, 2014
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.
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 […]
Posted in Severe Weather Preparation on Jun 16th, 2014
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 […]