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This Week in GeorgiaGov

"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.

GEMA/HS’ Role in Disaster

March 12, 2015

Learn more about the role GEMA/HS plays during a natural disaster.

8 Tips to Keep Safe from Lightning

June 30, 2014

Follow some simple safety tips for avoiding lightning strikes.

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.

Here Comes Round Two: Stay Safe in the Snow and Ice

February 11, 2014

State offices closed at noon on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, and continue to be closed through Thursday. Discover some great resources and learn some quick tips about preparing for and living through a winter storm in Georgia.

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.