Whether responding to incidents related to infectious disease or disasters that are natural or man-made, it is often a statewide collective effort that will provide the best outcome.
Blog: Emergency preparedness
Neighborhood watch organizations are established to help communities discourage crime and protect their neighbors from harm.
Emergencies often prompt a massive spike in phone calls to the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), most fro
Governor Nathan Deal and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency today introduced an upgraded version of the state’s emergency mobile app, Ready Georgia, designed to help Georgians stay safe and informed during emergencies.
Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) Commissioner Rob Mikell, under the direction of Governor Nathan Deal, is providing a new emergency preparedness initiative for customers obtaining a driver’s license or state identification card.
Most Georgians didn’t know it, but Hurricane Nicolai, a catastrophic Category 3 hurricane with 111-129 mph winds, hit the state last week.
Public health professionals help communities withstand the impact of a natural or man-made disaster by planning ahead, acting as a source of information during the crisis and helping to mitigate the long- and short-term effects.
Hurricane Jamani, a strong Category 2 hurricane, is barreling toward the southern Florida and southeast Georgia coastlines.
If a disaster were to strike your community, would you be ready? One of the most important things you can do right now is to prepare an emergency supply kit or go kit. Unfortunately, people usually learn the importance of a go kit the hard way.
It’s tough to earn a better score than a 99 percent. But that’s just what an emergency preparedness team at the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) did on its Technical Assistance Review.