Emergency Preparation

Emergency Preparedness for Seniors

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Don’t Get Swept Away, Prepare for Floods & Fire Today

Georgia resident Dylynn Waters survived a hurricane and devastating flooding, only to have her new home destroyed by fire. Dylynn understand the importance of being prepared.

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Does Your Business Have a Plan?

How quickly your company can get back to business after a natural or man-made disaster depends on emergency planning executed today. Protect your business investment and give your company a better chance for survival by preparing today. Download the Ready Your Business guide at www.ready.ga.gov/Your-Business and get started on your own plan today.

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Family Preparedness: Is Everyone Ready?

Every family member - from kids to elderly loved ones to pets - should be ready for emergencies. Is your family prepared? Ready Georgia can help take the guesswork out of preparing with a customized Ready kit and family plan. Make yours today - Find a family emergency plan checklist on the Ready.Gov website; just print it out, fill in the blanks, and you are already one step safer!

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Prepare Your Elderly Loved One for the Unexpected with Ready Georgia

GEMA’s Ready Georgia wants to be sure every older Georgian is prepared for an emergency. Is your elderly family member or loved one ready for a disaster?

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Get Your Pets Ready

Pets are part of the family, too, so don’t forget about them when preparing and planning for emergencies. Make a Ready kit for your pet and know where to take him or her in an emergency. Not sure what to put in your pet’s Ready kit?

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Kids Can Get Ready, Too

Hey kids! You can help your family prepare for the unexpected by learning what goes in a Ready kit and where you would meet your family if you were separated during a disaster. You don’t need to be scared of the unexpected when you’re prepared.

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Don’t Let a Disaster Turn Your World Upside down

If a disaster hits, are you Ready?

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Draft 2015 Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Draft 2015 Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (PDF) is now available for download/viewing.

The Public is encouraged to submit comments on the Plan at any time. The Douglas County Mitigation Planning Committee will review and determine relevant comments to include during the next update of the plan.

To make comments, please email Director Jason Milhollin.