Entries by Tim Pengelly

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. […]

Avoid Striking Out During a Disaster

For the past two months, Major League Baseball (MLB) teams have been gearing up for the upcoming season by participating in spring training. During this time, teams participate in a series of practices and exhibition games to ensure they are ready for opening day. While we know opening day always commences at the beginning of […]

It’s a Valentine’s Day Emergency

Are you prepared for Valentine’s Day? If you waited until the last minute and don’t have a plan in place, you might have found yourself in an ‘emergency’ situation. We understand that when trying to select the perfect Valentine’s Day present, it can be difficult to choose an item that shows you truly care. Flowers […]

The Winter Weather Jingle Contest is a “Wrap!”

You know Dasher, and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen… but do you know how to prepare for winter weather? Georgia students who participated in Ready Georgia’s Winter Weather Jingle Contest certainly do, and they proved it with their creative video entries. For the first time, Ready Georgia asked students in third through fifth grades from […]

Are You Winter Ready?

This guest post from 11Alive Meteorologist Chesley McNeil kicks off Winter Weather Preparedness Week and offers a few tips to make sure that you are winter ready. It’s that time of year, when the leaves begin falling from trees, days are shorter, and temperatures drop. We are getting closer to winter and the time to […]

Preparedness Tips for Diabetics

If you or someone you love is one of the 29 million Americans with diabetes, it’s important to be aware of the unique challenges that diabetics face during emergency situations. November is American Diabetes Month, a good time to review your emergency preparedness plans and make sure you’re ready to face potential challenges and protect […]