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You’ve probably heard “Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it,” and “You don’t know where you’re going if you don’t know where you’ve been.” In most aspects in life, the best way to improve a situation is to evaluate past events in order to know how to properly handle them in the […]

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This guest post is from Sandra Wingard, program manager and camp manager/director of Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, Inc. When many people think of Girl Scouts during the month of March, their minds instantly go to our famous Girl Scout Cookies. While these cookies are a strong identifier of the Girl Scout organization, so is […]

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Are you prepared for Valentine’s Day? If you waited until the last minute and don’t have a plan in place, you might have found yourself in an ‘emergency’ situation. We understand that when trying to select the perfect Valentine’s Day present, it can be difficult to choose an item that shows you truly care. Flowers […]

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Prior to Severe Weather Preparedness Week, we had the opportunity to catch up with Mike Morrison, chief meteorologist for FOX 31 WXFL-TV in Albany, Ga. Mike shared with us some unique items he keeps in his Ready kit, the most severe weather event he’s seen come through Georgia, the difference between a thunderstorm warning and […]

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Have you ever solved a puzzle by starting at the end and then worked your way to the beginning? By beginning a task with having the end results in mind, you can be sure that you are taking all of the necessary steps while having a clear understanding of what you are trying to accomplish. […]

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Benjamin Franklin might have been on to something. Through countless writings, including his autobiography, Franklin believed strongly in the core philosophy of improving oneself one step at a time. That same philosophy can apply to being prepared for an emergency. While preparing for a disaster can sometimes seem overwhelming, Do 1 Thing, a non-profit organization […]

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You know Dasher, and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen… but do you know how to prepare for winter weather? Georgia students who participated in Ready Georgia’s Winter Weather Jingle Contest certainly do, and they proved it with their creative video entries. For the first time, Ready Georgia asked students in third through fifth grades from […]

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This guest post from 11Alive Meteorologist Chesley McNeil kicks off Winter Weather Preparedness Week and offers a few tips to make sure that you are winter ready. It’s that time of year, when the leaves begin falling from trees, days are shorter, and temperatures drop. We are getting closer to winter and the time to […]

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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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