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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 […]

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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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Nearly every day there is a story in the news that reminds us of the importance of being ready for emergencies. Tropical storms and hurricanes. Wildfires. Floods. Droughts. Georgia has been affected or threatened by all of these over the course of just the last few weeks. Given that, it would seem we all have […]

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As the Gulf Coast braces for Isaac, we in Georgia are sighing in relief as it looks like we will be spared from the worst of the storm even as our hearts go out to our neighboring states directly in its path. But what if Isaac had come our way? Would you have been ready? […]

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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 […]

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If you are going to operate restaurants that never close and you want to be successful at it, planning is a big part of your job. When running a 24/7 restaurant, if you don’t plan well, then every day will be an emergency. That’s been our philosophy at Waffle House restaurants since we opened our […]

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‘Tis the season for gift giving, and Ready Georgia is getting into the spirit. One of our “Get Ready” readers will receive a $100 kit of emergency supplies courtesy of our sponsor, The Home Depot. To be entered to win, we want you to tell us how you’ll customize the kit when you win it. […]

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Since the beginning of the Ready Georgia campaign in 2008, technology has played a key role in helping Georgians prepare, plan and stay informed. Hundreds of thousands of people have visited the Ready Georgia website and social media channels, where they have been able to access customized tools and emergency preparedness information. Today we have […]

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It’s been another steamy summer in Georgia, with temperatures hovering in the mid-90s in recent weeks. Although many regard the summer season as the ideal time for family vacations, backyard barbecues and lazy days at the pool, the warmer weather also can bring severe storms, hurricanes, droughts and other heat-related hazards, which pose a threat […]

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Have you heard the news? According to a recent survey, 64 percent of Georgia households are at least somewhat prepared for disaster. They have stocked at least some emergency supplies such as a flashlight, first aid kit and three-day supply of water and nonperishable food. Even better, people who are familiar with Ready Georgia are […]

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