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Just before the polar vortex struck Georgia, one of the most common sights on the news was footage of grocery store shoppers stocking up on food. Preparing food in expectation of severe weather is important, but in this case, many of the items in people’s carts didn’t seem ideal given the weather situation. Based on […]

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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 […]

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Each year, more Americans are caring for a loved one with a chronic condition or disability.  There are as many as 90 million family caregivers in the U.S. today. While administering daily care is extremely important, caregivers must also take steps to help those they care for be prepared for unexpected emergencies. We recently sat […]

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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 […]

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Georgia has been inundated with storms recently, and many homes have been subjected to severe winds and deluged with rain. These wet and windy conditions can lead to dangerous situations if you have trees around your home. Healthy shade trees are a great asset, giving you a beautiful yard, increasing your property value and reducing […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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During the summer months, many people attend concerts and large-scale sporting events, visit historic landmarks and take public transportation. While you have summer fun on the brain, you also need to be aware of your surroundings. Crowded events and popular tourist spots can be targets for terrorist attacks. As the Boston bombings tragically reminded us, […]

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