Entries by Tim Pengelly

Proactively Plan for Your Pet’s Preparedness

In honor of National Pet Day on April 11, we encourage you to celebrate your furry, feathered and scaly companions and the unconditional love they provide by preparing them for an emergency. Planning ahead for disaster will prevent you from being caught off-guard by the unexpected, and will ensure that you are able to safeguard […]

March Has Definitely Come In Like a Lion

The old saying holds true once again. March has gotten off to a roaring start, with severe thunderstorms, tornadoes and flash flooding rolling across Georgia the first few days of the month. Approximately 223 homes were damaged in nine counties, and the storms’ effects stretched across nearly the entire state. Although Georgia was spared the […]

Leap Into Preparedness

When you talk about preparing for emergencies, everyone thinks it’s a good idea. Most people agree that setting aside items such as non-perishable food and water, a weather radio and a first aid kit is a smart, valuable thing to do. So why are most Georgia residents not fully prepared for a disaster? Why aren’t […]

Happy Holidays from Ready Georgia

‘Tis the season for gift giving, and Ready Georgia is getting into the spirit. One of our “Get Ready” readers will receive a $100 kit of emergency supplies courtesy of our sponsor, The Home Depot. To be entered to win, we want you to tell us how you’ll customize the kit when you win it. […]

It’s National Family Caregivers Month! Help Special Needs and Elderly Loved Ones Prepare.

In recognition of National Family Caregivers Month, Ready Georgia honors caregivers across the nation for providing support to their elderly or special needs loved ones. Moreover, the preparedness campaign wants to remind Georgians that caring for loved ones also means contributing to their well-being by helping them prepare for emergencies. In this episode, Laura George, […]

The Times, They Are a-Changin’

This weekend (2 a.m. Sunday, to be exact), Daylight Savings Time comes to an end. For most of us, that means we get an extra hour of sleep on Saturday night and can start our days with the morning light. In exchange, our evening commute will now be done under the cover of darkness. As […]

FAQs for Fire Safety Month

October is Fire Safety Month, and to help Georgians prepare for fires, Ready Georgia interviewed Thomas Bartlett, Deputy Fire Chief for Fayette County. Household fires kill more than 4,000 people every year, and many of those deaths are preventable. Chief Bartlett provides some important information on the most common causes of fires and best practices for preventing […]

Enhancing Preparedness in the Hispanic Community

In this episode, Ready Georgia recognizes Hispanic Heritage Month by providing tips and resources to help enhance the level of preparedness in the Hispanic community. Robert Garcia of the National Weather Service also shares his own insight to assist Hispanic residents getting ready for the unexpected. To learn more ways to prepare the Hispanic community, […]