What do a first aid kit, board game, snorkel, toilet paper and pickle have in common? According to several kids we interviewed about emergency preparedness, they’re all items that should be in a properly supplied Ready kit. As you can tell, some of their responses were light-hearted, but overall we were impressed by their knowledge […]
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In the early hours of July 27, 1996, a crowd of concert attendees were enjoying a night of free music when they were suddenly jarred by an exploding pipe bomb, hidden away in a nondescript backpack. What was supposed to be a lighthearted night out during the Summer Olympic Games quickly turned into a scene […]
You began planning your summer trip months ago, your itinerary is set down to the last minute and you couldn’t be more excited. Vacations, after all, are a way to unwind and spend time with family and loved ones. But what if a natural disaster were to occur? Would you know what to do or […]
As we learned with Hurricane Ivan in 2004, Georgia residents can be dramatically affected by storms that don’t make direct landfall along our coast. That storm, which came ashore in Alabama, resulted in a disaster declaration for 18 Georgia counties stretching from the southwest to northwest corner of the state, including several in metro Atlanta. […]
Over the past 15 years, Cherokee County experienced more tornadoes than any other county in Georgia. With the often turbulent spring weather season approaching, we reached out to Cherokee County Office of Homeland Security Emergency Management Director Renee Cornelison to discuss tornado preparedness and a 2011 tornado that wreaked havoc on Cherokee County. Q: Are […]
The days and weeks following the holidays can be tough on the wallet, but being prepared for an emergency doesn’t have to break the bank. Because disasters come in many forms, it’s important to know how to prepare – and even better to know how to prepare on a budget. Here are some handy tips […]
Haven’t you always wondered what Santa keeps in his Ready Kit? Well the wait is over. We recently had the opportunity to catch up with Jolly Old Saint Nick during his busiest time of year.
It’s almost time to pull out your warm, waterproof winter coats because Georgia is forecast to have an especially cold and wet winter this year. The only Georgians welcoming the latest National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s winter weather outlook is kids, since they might receive an extra snow day or two. Young or old, everyone […]
In a perfect world, everyone would spend a winter storm curled up by the fire with a good book or a line-up of binge-worthy television programs. But fast changing weather can make the reality of a winter storm a little less idyllic. In the event you find yourself without power during a storm – or […]
SNOW. A forecast including that four-letter word – or its cousins, ice, sleet and freezing rain — brings a flurry of activity, especially on the milk and bread aisles of your local grocery store. It’s good to spring into action before a potential winter storm, but are milk and bread the only items you should […]