It’s hard to believe that 2013 is already here. As many of us are deciding on resolutions we’d like to make for the New Year, I encourage you to add emergency preparedness to your list. Other resolutions may seem more pressing – losing weight, starting an exercise routine, reducing your stress – but making the [...]
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*** The giveaway is now closed. Check back soon to see who won! *** It is easy to forget about potential severe winter weather since Georgia typically has fairly mild winters, but don’t get left out in the cold! Take it from me, severe winter weather can strike here in the South, and being prepared [...]
In this National Preparedness Month podcast we hear from Nyasha Dunkley, Deputy State Climatologist for Georgia, about the drought that has been affecting Georgia for the past few months. Many of us consider droughts a summertime concern, but more than half of the state remains in a drought as we head into fall. Dunkley addresses [...]
Mother Nature has put on quite the light show in Georgia in recent weeks, with lightning bolts sparking house fires, felling trees and ultimately knocking out power in parts of the state. Although those storms did not result in any fatalities, the same can’t be said in other states, where lightning has recently claimed several [...]
Posted in Severe Weather Preparation on May 15th, 2012
May is Older Americans Month – a great time for older adults and caregivers to think about preparing for a disaster. Most older Georgians are able to age in place in their homes and communities due to increased support from organizations such as Area Agencies on Aging. Many are in good health, but some may have [...]
Nearly a year and a half ago, I was approached by a group of individuals in my Lake Arrowhead neighborhood in Cherokee County who were interested in teaming together to form a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). With little hesitation, I signed up to be a part of the group. Lake Arrowhead is an isolated [...]