Entries by Tim Pengelly

Neighbors Helping Neighbors: That’s What Friends are For

Sheila McGee doesn’t take emergency preparedness lightly. Neither does her neighborhood for that matter. McGee, who resides in the Forrest Creek subdivision in College Park, has worked closely with neighbors over the past two years to ensure that everyone is prepared for the unexpected. Currently, many in her neighborhood use “Nextdoor,” an app in which […]


Spring is officially here, and many Georgians are looking to purge old household items and finally get around to those often forgotten chores like scrubbing the baseboards. But sometimes it can be hard to get motivated – especially when it comes to getting your household prepared for emergencies. That’s why we came up with the […]

Getting Prepared One Step at a Time

During the first month of the year, many of us set goals to save more money, increase our physical activity or otherwise improve ourselves and our lives. But many of us also make the mistake of being unrealistic about what we can achieve, and we start feeling overwhelmed. A well thought-out plan that breaks the […]

What’s YOUR Preparedness Personality?

We all have that one friend – let’s call him Fifty-Percent Frank – that only prepares for life halfway. While there are times we can get away with only putting in half an effort, when it comes to emergencies, you want to be 100 percent ready! For people like Frank, the updated Ready Georgia mobile […]

November is National Caregivers Month: Is Your Loved One Ready for an Emergency?

Hurricane Matthew is a reminder to help those in need prepare for the unexpected In light of the recent storms that impacted and displaced many residents across the Georgia coast, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security (GEMA/HS) reminds caregivers about the importance of helping family members and friends with unique needs prepare for emergencies. Family […]