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This Week in GeorgiaGov: Emergency Preparedness

Winter Weather Preparedness Week 2015

December 1, 2015

Learn how to be prepared for winter weather from GEMHSA Director Jim Butterworth.

"Don't Wait. Communicate."

September 8, 2015

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

How to Take Care of Your Pets in the Cold

January 8, 2015

Cold is cold. No matter where you live or who you are — animals included. Learn some quick safety tips about keeping your pets safe during these cold times.

Helping Those Who Help Others

September 3, 2014

September is national preparedness month. See what the Georgia Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency is doing to help prepare Georgians for natural disasters.

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

The best defense against severe weather is to be prepared and to know how to react to protect yourself and your loved ones.

Georgia's Plan for Disaster Preparedness

January 24, 2013

Last Monday, Governor Deal issued an Executive Order updating GEMHSA'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.