The Georgia Emergency Management Agency’s (GEMA) Ready campaign reminds Georgians there is a resolution that we all need to keep: Be prepared for an emergency.
Resolve to be Ready in 2009
(ATLANTA) -- Each year we make – and often break -- new year’s resolutions to do things like stop smoking, lose weight and save money. However, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency’s (GEMA) Ready campaign reminds Georgians there is a resolution that we all need to keep: Be prepared for an emergency.
“January brings winter storms with ice, snow and potential power outages," says GEMA Director Charley English. “Don’t wait for someone else to take care of you and your family: Now is the time to plan and prepare.”
Being Ready for emergencies can be an easy new year’s resolution to keep by following Ready Georgia’s three simple steps: 1) Get an emergency supply kit; 2) Make a family emergency plan; and 3) Be informed about the types of emergencies that can happen in your area and their appropriate responses.
By taking these three steps – in particular having an emergency supply kit both at home and in the car – Georgians will be prepared for potential winter power outages and icy roads. Each of these kits should include basic necessities such as water, food and first aid supplies to help you survive if you are without power or become stranded in your vehicle.