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    EOC in a Developing Situation – Georgia EMA SITREP #2

    Yesterday afternoon, we posted a situation report (SITREP) from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency as it prepared for severe winter weather across Georgia. The storm came in overnight and most of Georgia is now under a winter storm warning, ice storm warning, or freezing rain advisory. GEMA posted a new SITREP overnight...

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    Emergency Operations Center in Action – Georgia EMA SITREP

    While monitoring the country’s ongoing winter weather, we came across a recent situation report (SITREP) from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (four-page PDF, saved here). GEMA published this document on its website this morning. We’re presenting it to you because it’s a good public window on the variety of activities that DEM...

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    Invite a DEM Speaker to Your Organization

    Happy Friday, Lexington! We hope everyone’s staying warm today. Here at stately DEM Plaza, we’re fortunate to work with people like Shelley Bendall, who serves as DEM’s Preparedness Coordinator. One of Shelley’s duties is to travel Lexington’s snowy streets, delivering information on DEM’s roles and responsibilities, personal and household preparedness, and community...

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    Winter Weather Advisory – Friday, February 7, 2014

    From the National Weather Service: …MORE WINTRY WEATHER EXPECTED TONIGHT AND SATURDAY ACROSS THE LOWER OHIO VALLEY. .AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL MOVE THROUGH THE REGION LATE TONIGHT AND SATURDAY. THIS WEATHER FEATURE WILL BRING A SWATH OF SNOWS TO THE REGION. WITH TEMPERATURES EXPECTED TO BE IN THE UPPER TEENS TO...

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    Be Safe When Using Extra Heaters in the Home

    Children are at a heightened risk for death or injury in home fires because they are often too young to understand the immediate risk and because they can’t always independently escape from a fire. Between 2007 and 2011, the leading factor contributing to home heating fire deaths was heating equipment being positioned...

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    Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk

    Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk Designated Drivers are MVPs FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 29, 2014) – As Super Bowl Sunday approaches and football fans across the country prepare for the game, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), along with the National Football League (NFL) and Techniques for...

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