Crisp County Emergency Management Urges Crisp County Residents to Take Time to Get Ready During National Preparedness Month

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Crisp County Emergency Management Urges Crisp County Residents to Take Time to Get Ready During National Preparedness Month

CRISP COUNTY- September 1, 2020

CRISP COUNTY- September is National Preparedness Month, and Crisp County Emergency Management, along with the Georgia Emergency Agency's Ready Georgia campaign, encourages all Crisp County residents to take time to prepare for emergencies.

"It is important for Crisp County residents to take time during National Preparedness Month to get disaster-ready," said Sheriff Billy Hancock, Director of Crisp County Emergency Management. "Taking a few easy proactive steps to get ready can help ensure the safety of you and your family in the event of an emergency."

Throughout the month, Crisp County Emergency Management and Ready Georgia and 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. Each week focuses on different important aspects of being disaster-ready.

The 2020 NPM theme is: "Disasters Don't Wait. Make Your Plan Today."

Week 1 September 1-5: Make A Plan

Talk to your friends and family about how you will communicate before, during, and after a disaster. Make sure to update your plan based on the Centers for Disease Control recommendations due to the coronavirus.

Week 2 September 6-12: Build A Kit

Gather supplies that will last for several days after a disaster for everyone living in your home.

Don't forget to consider the unique needs each person or pet may have in case you have to evacuate quickly. Update your kits and supplies based on recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control.

Week 3 September 13-19: Prepare for Disasters

Limit the impacts that disasters have on you and your family. Know the risk of disasters in your area and check your insurance coverage. Learn how to make your home stronger in the face of storms and other common hazards and act fast if you receive a local warning or alert.

Week 4 September 20-26: Teach Youth About Preparedness

Talk to your kids about preparing for emergencies and what to do in case you are separated. Reassure them by providing information about how they can get involved.

Crisp County residents looking for more information on how to prepare, plan, and stay informed about natural and man-made disasters or pandemic outbreaks can visit or

About Ready Georgia

Ready Georgia is a 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. The campaign is a project of the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and provides a local dimension to Ready America, a broader national campaign. Ready Georgia aims to prepare citizens for maintaining self-sufficiency for at least 72 hours following an emergency and uses an interactive website, online community toolkit, broadcast and print advertising, and public awareness media messaging to reach its audiences. For more information, visit, find Ready Georgia on Facebook at or on YouTube at