Are You Prepared?

Knowing that weather in Georgia is often unpredictable, especially during hurricane season, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security (GEMA) is providing citizens with a guide to create a homemade ready kit in case sever weather strikes unexpectedly.

The guide provides practical items like water, canned food and flashlights, as well as a few items often forgotten until it’s too late like medicine, local maps and pet food.

Recommended Items you’ll find:

  • Water. One gallon per person per day, for at least 3 days, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food. At least a 3-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Can opener. For food, if kit contains canned food
  • Radio. Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert, and extra batteries for both
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle. To signal for help

To view the full list as well as find more resources on staying prepared, please visit

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