Blog: Emergency preparedness

New and Improved Ready Georgia App Now Available

June 23, 2014

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.

Don’t Panic

April 4, 2014

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.

What’s in Your Go Kit?

March 6, 2014

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.

A Perfect Score for Readiness

February 27, 2014

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.