Hurricane Season Safety and Preparedness

Hurricane season began June 1, 2019 and will run through November 30. As hurricanes become more prevalent in surrounding areas of Georgia, so does the economic impact on its communities. Prepare for intense weather condition now with these safety tips.

  • Know your area’s risk of hurricanes.
  • Sign up for your community’s warning system. The Emergency Alert System (EAS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio also provide emergency alerts.
  • If you are at risk for flash flooding, watch for warning signs such as heavy rain.
  • Practice going to a safe shelter for high winds, such as a FEMA safe room or ICC 500 storm shelter. The next best protection is a small, interior, windowless room in a sturdy building on the lowest level that is not subject to flooding.

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Stay informed, stay prepared!

10 Fireworks Safety Tips to Prevent Injuries

Summer season presents us with many to-do’s. From 4th of July celebrations, to family cookouts and outdoor birthday parties, the fireworks are ready to spark. However, there are some best safety practices to keep in mind to ensure a fun time and safety for all. Here’s 10 fireworks safety tips and best practices to prevent injuries this summer.

  • Never allow young children to handle fireworks.
  • Know your local laws.
  • Keep a bucket of water nearby to fully extinguish fireworks that don’t go off or in case of fire.
  • Avoid buying fireworks that are packaged in brown paper. This is often a sign that the fireworks were made for professionals.
  • Never carry fireworks in a pocket.
  • Only light one device at a time and maintain a safe distance after lighting.
  • Always have an adult supervise fireworks activities.
  • Use in a Clear, Open Area Away from the Audience.
  • Soak both spent and unused fireworks in water for a few hours before discarding
  • Keep pets indoors or away from the lighting area; the loud noises and acrid smells can frighten animals into unpredictable behavior.

Middle Flint Behavioral HealthCare assumes services of Phoenix Center Community Service Board, effective July 1, 2019

Middle Flint Area Community Service Board, D/B/A Middle Flint Behavioral HealthCare will assume the services of the Phoenix Center Community Service Board, D/B/A/ Phoenix Center, as of July 1, 2019. Phoenix Center is the Community Service Board for Crawford, Peach and Houston Counties.