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 [...]
Tag Archive 'National Preparedness Month'
Posted in Ready GA Podcast on Sep 1st, 2011
This September marks the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. As a result of that tragedy, the national Ready campaign was created to educate citizens about the importance of emergency preparedness. A few years later, that campaign was taken to the state level, and campaigns like Ready Georgia began nationwide. This September is also the eighth observance [...]
Posted in Severe Weather Preparation on Sep 10th, 2010
As we mark the one-year anniversary of the north Georgia 500-year floods that caused $500 million worth of damage to some 20,000 homes, businesses and other buildings in and claimed 10 lives, it’s important for us to reflect on the lessons learned in the wake of this natural disaster. One fundamental takeaway is that while [...]