Entries by Tim Pengelly

Free Infographic: State of Preparedness 2013

Each year the Georgia Emergency Management Agency’s Ready Georgia campaign conducts a survey to gauge how prepared our state’s residents are. We created the following infographic to show some of the most interesting findings from the 2013 survey. If you would like to use the infographic on your website or blog, see below for the embed code. […]

Hurricane Questions? Ask Them Via Twitter Tomorrow

With the Atlantic hurricane season beginning this week, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security (GEMA/HS) will host a Twitter chat to help promote hurricane preparedness. Between 1:15 and 2 p.m. on June 4, GEMA/HS Director Charley English will answer hurricane-related questions from the public and the media live at www.twitter.com/GeorgiaEMA. “This is an opportunity for […]

Georgia Coast ‘Overdue’ for a Hurricane

In 2011, The Weather Channel’s hurricane expert, Rick Knabb, named Savannah number four on his list of most overdue cities for a hurricane. Number three on that list? New York City, which went on to suffer through the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy last year. Hopefully Mother Nature doesn’t have something similar in store for […]

If You See Something, Say Something

During the summer months, many people attend concerts and large-scale sporting events, visit historic landmarks and take public transportation. While you have summer fun on the brain, you also need to be aware of your surroundings. Crowded events and popular tourist spots can be targets for terrorist attacks. As the Boston bombings tragically reminded us, […]

Five Steps to Financial Preparedness

A disaster can bring normal, everyday life to a screeching halt. The emotional stress of having to pick up the pieces and carry on is hard enough, but it’s even worse when you factor in the financial issues that often accompany a disaster. Gov. Deal has proclaimed April as National Financial Literacy Month. One of […]

Spring Cleaning with Preparedness in Mind

March 20 marked the official beginning of spring, and you know what that means… spring cleaning! If you’re like most Georgians, you are prepping for some serious scrubbing, dusting and de-cluttering. This year, consider adding a new item to the to-do list: making sure your home is prepared for emergencies. When is the last time […]

The Day Before a Tornado

May 21, 2011, was a beautiful Saturday in Joplin, Missouri. Families were hosting barbecues. Tabatha and Aaron Garbet were getting married. Missouri Southern State University’s class of 2011 were getting their diplomas. Tragically, just 24 hours later, the small town would be devastated by an EF-5 tornado that killed 158 people, making it the seventh […]