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 […]
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 […]
Posted in Severe Weather Preparation on Oct 31st, 2013
The end of October is a special time of year for kids in Georgia. The weather is getting cool, it’s a busy time for activities like sports, and of course there is Halloween. Whether your family celebrates Halloween or likes to go to a fall festival, everyone loves watching kids (and adults) dress up in […]
Posted in Severe Weather Preparation on Oct 7th, 2013
The Georgia Bulldogs mascot, Uga, discusses preparing your pets for emergencies.
Don’t be like Lois Lane, get prepared so you won’t need a super hero during a disaster.
It’s the middle of summer, and prime time for vacation season. Unfortunately, it’s also peak season for some natural disasters, such as tornadoes, hurricanes and extreme heat. If you are about to hit the beach condo or make a cross-country RV trip, here are a few steps to take to stay prepared on the go: […]
Posted in Severe Weather Preparation on Jun 7th, 2013
This year has already seen plenty of severe weather, from the recent devastating EF5 Oklahoma tornado, to the deadly January tornadoes a little closer to home in north Georgia, to the line of severe storms bringing damage to Newton County. Now hurricane season is upon us, and as a meteorologist, I am working daily to […]
Posted in Severe Weather Preparation on Jun 3rd, 2013
With the Atlantic hurricane season beginning this week, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security (GEMA) will host a Twitter chat to help promote hurricane preparedness. Between 1:15 and 2 p.m. on June 4, GEMA/Homeland Security Director Charley English will answer hurricane-related questions from the public and the media live at www.twitter.com/GeorgiaEMA. “This is an opportunity […]
In 2011, The Weather Channel’s hurricane expert, Rick Knabb, named Savannah number four on his list of most overdue cities for a hurricane. Number three on that list? New York City, which went on to suffer through the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy last year. Hopefully Mother Nature doesn’t have something similar in store for […]