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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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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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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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‘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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This weekend (2 a.m. Sunday, to be exact), Daylight Savings Time comes to an end. For most of us, that means we get an extra hour of sleep on Saturday night and can start our days with the morning light. In exchange, our evening commute will now be done under the cover of darkness. As […]

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From tornadoes and ice storms to wildfires and earthquakes, it’s been a wild year of weather in the state of Georgia. And with hurricane season still under way, there’s no telling what may occur in the months ahead.  That’s why it’s so critical to take the time to prepare your homes, workplaces and communities for […]

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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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As pet owners, it is our job to take care of our special loved ones… in sickness and in health.  We also need to be prepared for emergency situations and have a plan in place for our pets just as we do for ourselves.   A “pet Ready kit” is a must and should include: A […]

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Summer is approaching and you know what that means… vacation and fun in the sun! But it’s important to be prepared for summer before it gets here. This includes water, wheel, pedestrian, playground, car and heat related safety. Below are a few tips to help you stay safe, play safe and be prepared! Update your […]

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After what seems like one of the coldest winters in recent Georgia history, who isn’t ready to dive into spring? As the cold of winter is lifting, it’s easy to put your defenses down as temperatures rise and the days lengthen. But spring can be one of the most dangerous seasons for weather-related disasters. March […]

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