Entries by Tim Pengelly

#Thankful and Ready

UPDATE: The contest is closed. We’re #thankful for all of your comments! So far in 2015, Georgia has experienced several significant weather events, including winter storms, tornado touchdowns and heavy rainfall. Fortunately, many Georgians were prepared for these weather situations and could protect the people and things they love. Thinking back on this year, did proactive […]

Are You Ready to ShakeOut on Oct. 15?

According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), a scientific agency of the U.S. government that tracks earthquake data, Georgia has experienced three earthquakes in 2015, something that should “shake” all Georgians to attention. With more than 10 million people living and working in Georgia, now is the time to be prepared in order to limit […]

Don’t Wait, Communicate!

September is National Preparedness Month, a perfect time for disaster communication planning among families, companies and communities. This year’s theme, “Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today,” reminds us that it’s time for everyone in Georgia, from the North Georgia mountains to the Coastal Plain in the South, to start asking the question, “What’s […]

Are You Tech Ready?

From the Farmer’s Almanac  to Wireless Emergency Alerts,  warning the masses about impending disaster has become more efficient and effective, thanks to new  technology. Today, it’s easier than ever to be informed about severe weather and other potential emergencies in your area. Are you tech ready? Here are a few tips for using technology to […]

Are You “Ready” for the School Year?

Clothing, notebooks, folders and pencils. Those are just a few items that parents and students will be picking up at stores over the next couple of weeks as kids from around the state head back into the classroom. But it’s not just clothing and school supplies that parents, teachers and students should be thinking about […]

The Heat is On: Stay Cool, Georgia

If you think that lightning, tornadoes, floods and earthquakes pose a bigger risk to your well-being than extreme heat, you would be wrong. According to the Centers for Disease Control, an estimated 675 Americans die each year due to complications related to extreme heat, which on average, is higher than the other four disasters combined. […]