This year Georgia is facing a winter that could pack an extra punch due to El Niño, resulting in colder temperature and wetter than normal months ahead. This means the winter weather hazards we traditionally see, including freezing rain, sleet, ice, snow and low temperatures, could increase in severity. According to the National Weather Service, […]
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 […]
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 […]