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. […]
It’s been five years since the weather event dubbed the “Super Outbreak of 2011.” On April 27, 15 violent tornadoes struck Georgia, killing 15 people in one day and doing millions in damage. Two Lamar County families look back on that night, and how far they’ve come down the road to recovery. Danny Gunter of […]
After 14 seasons and more than 2,950 experiments, Discovery Channel’s MythBusters has come to an end. The show explored wacky and common myths, using ingenious (and sometimes dangerous) experiments to confirm or bust them all. While the experiments were clearly designed with entertainment in mind, many of them include helpful takeaways for emergency preparedness. So […]
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 […]
To read the full text of Governor Deal’s proclamation for Severe Weather Preparedness Week, click here.