September is National Preparedness Month
Sep07

September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month and Gordon County Emergency Management, along with the Georgia Emergency Agency’s Ready Georgia campaign encourage all Gordon County residents to take time to prepare for emergencies. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Ready Americacampaign, National Preparedness Month was founded after 9/11 to increase awareness and encourage action for emergency preparedness nationwide....

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Beat the Heat Tips from Gordon County EMA & Ready Georgia
Jul03

Beat the Heat Tips from Gordon County EMA & Ready Georgia

Summer in Georgia is a time for camping trips, cookouts and afternoons by the pool. However, it’s also a time to be aware of the dangers soaring temperatures can bring. Extreme heat is the No. 1 weather-related killer in the U.S, claiming more than 650 lives across the nation each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Gordon County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) urges Gordon County residents to take...

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Gordon County Emergency Management Receives Storm Ready Renewal
Jul02

Gordon County Emergency Management Receives Storm Ready Renewal

Gordon County was first certified as a Storm Ready community in 2005. Gordon County Emergency Management has continued to improve our capabilities each year and with each renewal of our Storm Ready designation. This 2015 renewal marks the 4th renewal of Storm Ready in Gordon County. Storm Ready is a nationwide program that helps communities better protect their citizens during severe weather from tornadoes to tropical storms. The...

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Emergency Preparedness Day this Saturday
Apr29

Emergency Preparedness Day this Saturday

Join us for Emergency Preparedness Day on May 3, 2014 (This Saturday) from 11am – 3:00pm at RAK Outfitters in the Calhoun Outlet Mall. Enjoy a day of fun while you learn about being prepared for emergencies and disasters.  Learn what to have and what to do!! The day will include: Disaster Kit Demonstrations Emergency Preparedness Training Sign up to receive warnings on your phone See the Gordon Countu Emergency Management...

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Severe Weather Awareness Week, Feb 3-7
Jan27

Severe Weather Awareness Week, Feb 3-7

Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA)/Homeland Security, the National Weather Service (NWS) and Gordon County Emergency Management Agency, will observe the week of February 3-7, 2014, as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Georgia. This annual observance is designed to educate Georgians about weather-related topics, including family preparedness, NOAA weather radios, thunderstorms, tornadoes, lightning and floods. Please encourage...

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September is National Preparedness Month!
Sep09

September is National Preparedness Month!

No one enjoys thinking about large-scale disasters and unexpected events, but the reality is that disasters can and do occur in Gordon County. The good news is you have the ability to help your family make it safely through situations such as natural disasters, pandemic outbreaks and terrorist attacks by preparing today. September is National Preparedness Month, which is a great opportunity to take a little time to get prepared....

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