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“When you’re older, you’ll understand.” “Use your inside voice.” “If you keep making that face, it will freeze that way.” The growing up years are filled with admonishments, rules and parenthood clichés designed to keep kids out of trouble and bring a measure of peace and quiet to a household. Now it’s time for your […]

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Weathering the Winter Storm

Preparation is never an all-or-nothing proposition. Even if you didn’t have time to put together a complete Ready kit before the snow and ice set in, you can still make some last-minute preparations and take safety precautions for what lies ahead.

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Verizon shares ideas on how to stay connected during emergencies

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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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Last year, I decided to implement the annual Ready Georgia kids contest as a classroom activity for a group of my elementary students during National Preparedness Month – and it was a fantastic decision! As the technology coordinator for Hannan Academy, I found that the video portion of the contest fit in perfectly with our […]

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From tornadoes and flash floods to wildfires and earthquakes, natural and man-made disasters can strike anywhere and at any time. Are you prepared? Do you have a family communications plan? Have you compiled an emergency ready kit? In observance of National Preparedness Month, we at Verizon Wireless are teaming up with GEMA’s Ready Georgia campaign […]

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Last fall, I was invited to participate in Ready Georgia’s Teacher and Parent Toolkit pilot program. As a long-time proponent of teaching emergency preparedness lessons in the classroom, I quickly jumped on the opportunity to test out the campaign’s lesson plans and activities. With my fifth graders, I used the family communications lesson plan, which […]

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