Disasters rarely, if ever, provide a warning. It is up to us to make sure that we are ready for any disaster
that may strike and take away some of our daily essentials. We strongly encourage you to take the time
to Make a Plan, Prepare, and Stay Informed.
South Georgia 2017 Tornado support is still needed
There are over 250 homes that need help with debris cleanup as
of June 30, 2017 in the Albany, Georgia area.
May 7-13th is Hurricane Preparedness Week- prepare your family &
business for the upcoming hurricane season.
Don't Wait. Communicate about Hurricane Safety.
Prepare for Hurricanes Now
Promote Hurricane Preparedness Week: May 7-13 in your community
The Ready Campaign recommends using social media tools as a way to promote National Hurricane Preparedness Week, May 7– May 13, as well as throughout hurricane season. You can either copy these messages directly or customize them to reach your audience.
Follow the National Weather Service Hurricane Preparedness Weekly Themes and promote content online and in person!
Sunday, May 7th- Determine your risk
Monday, May 8th- Develop an evacuation plan
Tuesday, May 9th- Assemble disaster supplies
Wednesday, May 10th- Secure an insurance check
Thursday, May 11th- Strengthen your home
Friday, May 12th- Check on Your Neighbor
Saturday, May 13th- Complete your written hurricane plan
Think about participating in America's PrepareAthon! and the national day of action, which culminates National Preparedness Month on September 30th. The first step towards becoming more prepared is the most important.
Don't know where to go to get started in your planning efforts? Check out the following websites to get your start:
Praise & Preparedness
Are you on social media?? Join in on the fun there also!
Official National Preparedness Month Hashtag: #NatlPrep
America's PrepareAthon! Hashtag: #PrepareAthon
Follow @readygov and @PrepareAthon if you're on twitter
About Georgia VOAD
Georgia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (Georgia VOAD) is the Georgia state chapter of National Voluntary Agencies Active in Disasters (NVOAD). It consists of organizations active in disaster response throughout the state of Georgia. Georgia VOAD's role is to bring organizations together, enable them to understand each other and work together in a cohesive manner. To accomplish these goals, Georgia VOAD meets with its member organizations monthly to share information and training opportunities. These meetings also provide the opportunity to conduct business, plan, network, and provide updates on current disaster relief efforts.
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