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 […]
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When preparing for an emergency, it’s critical to address the unique needs and abilities of everyone in your family, office or school. The Atlanta School for the Deaf shared their insights from a recent tornado drill to illustrate how planning ensures they can successfully notify their students and staff during an emergency.
Tornadoes present a very real threat. About 1,200 tornadoes hit the United States every year and every state is at risk. In Georgia alone, there were 43 tornadoes recorded in 2014, which accounted for $1.85 million in Georgia property damage. Yes, the threat of tornadoes is very real, but is it possible to learn from […]
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 […]
By Julie Murphy When my children were younger, I remember standing in front of my pantry and thinking that I couldn’t get very many good meals out of it if I weren’t able to get to the grocery store to supplement what I had. It was then that I decided to be more deliberate in […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
It happens to everyone at some point. Life gets busy and despite your best effort, something slips through the cracks, leaving you with no response except a shrug of the shoulders and a sheepish, “Sorry. I forgot!” While it’s human nature to forget things on occasion, forgetting to prepare for one of Mother Nature’s hazards […]