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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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.
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 […]
From unseasonably warm temperatures to ice and snow to tornadoes, 2014 has been a wild weather roller coaster for Georgia. And that’s not all. Two earthquakes that struck South Carolina rattled Georgia, too. At 10:23 p.m. on Feb. 14, an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.1 struck near Edgefield, S.C., according to the U.S. Geological […]
Verizon shares ideas on how to stay connected during emergencies
Posted in Severe Weather Preparation on Dec 30th, 2013
Here are twelve tips to get prepared that are so easy, you could finish them before the clock strikes 12 on New Year’s Eve.
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?” […]
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 […]