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 https://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 2: September 6th-12th
Make sure you have a ready kit that's portable and includes important documents, a few days worth of food and water and other items your household may need. For a list of ready kit items, click the link below. Covid-19 is still a concern so make sure you include hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes and face coverings in your ready kit.