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"Don't Wait. Communicate."

September 8, 2015

GEMA director Jim Butterworth shares some tips on how to make sure you and your family are prepared for a disaster.

Rainy Night in be prepared.

April 29, 2014

We are no strangers to tornadoes and extreme storms in Georgia. But that's no reason to become complacent. Make sure you know the proper safety procedures when tornadoes strike.

Today May be the Day Before a Disaster. Get Prepared.

September 12, 2013

Being prepared can make a difference if a natural or man-made disaster strikes. Let Ready Georgia help you prepare.

Severe Weather Awareness Week

February 4, 2013

Georgians have experienced their share of severe weather recently with storms causing substantial damage, injury and even death last week in North Georgia.

Georgia's Plan for Disaster Preparedness

January 24, 2013

Last Monday, Governor Deal issued an Executive Order updating GEMA's authorization to implement the Georgia Emergency Operations Plan in a State of Emergency.

Get Ready for Winter Weather

December 4, 2012

It is easy to forget about potential severe winter weather since Georgia typically has fairly mild winters, but don’t get left out in the cold. Severe winter weather can strike here in the South, and being prepared is absolutely crucial.

September Is National Preparedness Month

September 4, 2012

Every season brings a new threat: Snow and ice in winter, tornadoes in spring, wildfires in summer and hurricanes in the fall. If you and your family are prepared, you will know what to do in any emergency.

Preparing for Hurricanes

May 31, 2012

Earlier this week, Tropical Storm Beryl passed through the state, pouring rains on Memorial Day weekend picnics and beach outings. Running from June 1 to November 30, hurricane season has officially arrived. 

Tornado Awareness and Safety Tips

April 24, 2012

Last year, more than a dozen tornadoes swept through northwest and central Georgia, killing 15 and injuring 143 others.