September is National Preparedness Month

The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency and Gordon County Emergency Management are encouraging residents to take action for emergency preparedness nationwide in honor of National Preparedness Month this September.

The month-long initiative is to increase awareness and inspire citizens of Georgia to be prepared for any natural and man-made disaster. Gordon County will join a nationwide coalition of thousands of private, public and nonprofit organizations, each hosting local events and initiatives designed to motivate people to take the necessary steps to ensure that their homes, workplaces and communities are prepared for disasters and emergencies of all kinds.

“National Preparedness Month is a perfect opportunity for people to evaluate their emergency plan, and if they don’t have one, to make one,” said Courtney Taylor, Gordon County Emergency Management Director.

Residents can learn how to prepare, plan and stay informed of natural and man-made disasters by visiting By creating a Ready profile, Georgians can also create a tailor-made plan for their entire family that includes the specific amount of supplies to put in their household Ready kits. In addition, the Ready Georgia mobile app provides preparedness information on the go.

Preparedness is just a click away, and with September being National Preparedness Month, now is the best time to get Ready, Georgia. To learn about specific risks in your area, contact us at 706-602-2905 or

As part of the Office of the Governor, GEMA/HS works with local, state and federal governments, in partnership with the private sector and faith-based community, to protect life and property against man-made and natural emergencies. In addition, GEMA/HS employees are on 24-hour call statewide to assist local authorities when disaster strikes. GEMA/HS’s Ready Georgia campaign helps Georgians prepare for disasters. Go to or download the free Ready Georgia app for information on developing a custom emergency plan and Ready kit.

About Ready Georgia
Ready Georgia is GEMA/HS statewide campaign designed to educate and empower Georgians to prepare for and respond to natural disasters, pandemic outbreaks, potential terrorist attacks and other large-scale emergencies. Ready Georgia aims to prepare citizens for maintaining self-sufficiency for at least 72 hours following an emergency, and uses an interactive website, free mobile app, broadcast and print advertising and public awareness media messaging to reach its audiences.

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