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Hurricane Preparedness Week

Sunday: The threats from hurricanes to you and your family can vary widely depending on where you live. It’s not just those along the coast that can experience significant, life-threatening impacts. Evaluate what you need to do to protect your home and family NOW, before the first storm of the season even forms. hurricanes.gov/prepare Monday: Take some time this week - Hurricane Preparedness Week - to make sure you have a hurricane evacuation plan. The first thing you need to...



Crisp County Emergency Management Encourages Crisp County Residents to Prepare During Severe Weather Preparedness Week Feb. 4-8 (PR 19-003)

News Release Crisp County Emergency Management Encourages Crisp County Residents to Prepare During Severe Weather Preparedness Week Feb. 4-8 Cordele – At a moment’s notice, tornadoes, thunderstorms, floods or other severe weather events can strike in Crisp County at any time. That’s why Crisp County Emergency Management, in partnership with the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency, are encouraging all residents to participate in Severe...



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AFTER A HURRICANE SAFETY TIPS

Chain Saw Safety Operating a chain saw is inherently hazardous. Potential injuries can be minimized by using proper personal protective equipment and safe operating procedures. Before Starting a Chain Saw Check controls, chain tension, and all bolts and handles to ensure that they are functioning properly and that they are adjusted according to the manufacturer's instructions. Make sure that the chain is always sharp and the lubrication reservoir is full. Start the saw on the...



Please don’t be taken for a ride by so-called “fly by night” businesses and scammers that often come out of the woodwork after a storm!

Many Crisp County citizens are searching for professionals to help with home repairs after Hurricane Michael hit the area in just the past week. Please don’t be taken for a ride by so-called “fly by night” businesses and scammers that often come out of the woodwork after a storm! Crisp County is requiring all contractors who are not licensed to report to the Government Center with documentation of their current license. Contractors and others looking to do business in Crisp...



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SEPTEMBER:National Preparedness Month 2018

SEPTEMBER:National Preparedness Month For Immediate Release: August 29, 2018 News Release September is National Preparedness Month (ATLANTA) – September is National Preparedness Month, and Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency is working with county emergency management agencies to ensure citizens across the state are preparing themselves and their families for natural and man-made disasters. Throughout the month, GEMA/HS is encouraging all Georgia residents to...



PRE-DISASTER MITIGATION PLAN MEETING

PRE-DISASTER MITIGATION PLAN MEETING Crisp County, Cordele, and Arabi will hold a public meeting to initiate an update to the Pre-disaster Mitigation Plan. This is a community effort to be better prepared for potential disasters that can be reasonably expected to occur locally. The meeting will be held in the Emergency Operations Center next door to the Sheriff's Office/Detention Center at 196 Georgia Highway 300 South, at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 19, 2018. The public is...



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National Lightning Safety Awareness Week

June 24-30, 2018 Lightning is one of the most underrated severe weather hazards, yet ranks as one of the top weather killers in the United States. Lightning strikes the United States about 25 million times a year. Lightning kills an average of 47 people in the United States each year, and hundreds more are severely injured. Each year, lightning causes about: 25,000 total fires 4,400 home structure fires 1,800 non-home...



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Hurricane Preparedness Week

Even though it may seem like hurricanes are an unlikely threat to this area, their impacts can be felt hundreds of miles inland. Crisp County experienced the impacts of a Category 5 hurricane last September. Crisp County was even placed under a Tropical Storm Warning during this event. September 11, 2017 at 4:46 AM Crisp County experienced wind speeds as high as 30 MPH. 30 MPH may seem insignificant when Hurricane Irma’s highest wind speed was 185MPH, but powerlines, trees, and homes were...



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Flood Safety

Terms to Know: Flash Flood Watch: A Flash Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for flash flooding. It does not mean that flash flooding will occur, but it is possible. Flash Flood Warning: A Flash Flood Warning is issued when flash flooding is imminent or occurring. Flood Watch: A Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for flooding. It does not mean flooding will occur, but it is possible. Flood Warning: A Flood Warning is issued when...



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Tornado Safety

Terms to know: Tornado Watch: A Tornado Watch is issued when severe thunderstorms and tornadoes are possible in and near the watch area. IT DOES NOT MEAN THAT THEY WILL OCCUR. It only means they ARE POSSIBLE. Severe thunderstorms are defined as follows: 1) Winds of 58 mph or higher AND/OR 2) Hail 1 inch in diameter or larger. Tornado Warning: A Tornado Warning is issued when a tornado is imminent. When a tornado warning is issued, SEEK SAFE SHELTER...



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Thunderstorms and Lightning Safety

Terms to Know Storm Warning: Storm Warnings are issued for the when one or both of the following conditions is expected to begin within 36 hours and not directly associated with a tropical cyclone: 1) sustained winds of 48 knots to 63 knots OR 2) frequent gusts (duration of two or more hours) of 48 knots to 63 knots Severe Thunderstorm Watch: A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is issued when severe thunderstorms are possible in and near the watch area. IT DOES NOT MEAN...



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Family Preparedness/NOAA Weather Radio

Communication plans are an essential part of being prepared for severe weather in Crisp County. Not sure where to start with your plan? Follow the link below to download a Family Emergency Plan or create a customized plan for your familiy. http://ready.ga.gov/make-a-plan/ What is a NOAA Weather Radio? NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly from the nearest National Weather Service office....