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September 30, 2015

This September, the state of Georgia is putting emergency preparedness first for National Preparedness Month, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The Whitfield County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) and Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) invite the public to participate in two emergency planning events – National PrepareAthon! Day on Sept. 30 and Community Disaster Awareness Day on Oct. 3 at Home Depot (875 Shugart Road) in Dalton from 9 a.m. to noon.

National PrepareAthon! Day is a day of nationwide action that encourages citizens to make preparations for possible disasters such as power outages, floods, wildfires and hurricanes. During this day, communities are encouraged to make emergency plans to increase the safety of local residents and the resilience of communities after emergencies happen.

In the North Georgia Health District, Community Disaster Awareness Day is being held in conjunction with Home Depot’s Safety Day and Whitfield’s PrepareAthon! campaign. The public is invited to attend this fun, family event and learn how to prepare for and protect against disasters.

Whitfield County EMA and LEPC advises everyone to take time to prepare for a disaster before it happens. Floods, wildfire, hurricanes and power outages are just a few disaster-related events that residents need to prepare for ahead of time.

Georgians can take action now – make a plan for your community, family and pets. Plan how to stay safe and communicate during the disasters that can affect your community. Share your plan with anyone that needs to be aware of your preparedness efforts and practice your emergency plan.

Go to for information regarding preparedness and learn how you can weather any storm or disaster.                                                                                      

For more information regarding Community Disaster Awareness Day, call (706) 259-3730. 

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