September is National Preparedness Month and the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) is working with local emergency management agencies to encourage citizens across the state to prepare themselves and their families for natural and man- made disasters. This year’s National Preparedness Month theme is “Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today.” “During National Preparedness Month, Georgians should develop or review their emergency plans to ensure their household is ready for natural and man-made disasters,” said GEMA/HS Director Homer Bryson. “They should also consider how COVID-19 may affect their plans, and adjust them accordingly. Taking a single step each week toward developing a plan will increase household and community responsiveness when severe weather and other emergencies occur.
For tips and tools to get your family and community ready for a disaster, visit www.gema.georgia.gov/plan-prepare/ready-georgia. Additional preparedness information is also available from your local EMA director.
Residents can prepare by dedicating a little time each week this month by focusing on the tips for each week.
Week 1: September 1st-6th - Make a Plan
Create a family communications plan for your loved ones in case disasters occur, review insurance papers and review your family's emergency plans to see if they could change due to Covid-19.