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Get Ready: Episodes

Today Ready Georgia launches a new way to help Georgians prepare for the unexpected — the Get Ready podcast.  Our first episode highlights the three steps to emergency preparedness: prepare, plan and stay informed. Future episodes will help you prepare for weather-related disasters, get your pet ...
In the second episode of the Ready Georgia podcast, we take a look at weather-related disasters that could affect Georgia and what you can do to prepare for them. Here are a few questions this podcast will answer for you: How much standing water does it take to float a car? How much heat can [...]
In this episode of the Ready Georgia podcast, psychologist Dr. Angela Londoño-McConnell addresses the best ways to approach emergency preparedness for children. She provides practical tips on creative ways to involve kids in getting prepared and addresses parents’ role in making their children feel ...
Terrorism. It’s a scary word. Terrorist acts are designed to catch people off guard, wreaking physical destruction as well as psychological distress. Is it possible to be prepared? Not only can we be prepared for terrorism, but we must. In the latest Ready Georgia podcast, Gary Kelley, deputy director ...
In this episode, our guest Chrissy Warrilow, meteorologist at Georgia Public Broadcasting, forecasts winter weather and shares tips on how to prepare for potential threats. Winter storms are most likely to occur January through March with the highest risk in February. The farther north in the state ...
In this episode, Ready Georgia provides tips to help you complete the second step to emergency preparedness – plan. After creating a Ready kit, it’s essential for you to make a family communications plan so that you and your family will know how to respond when the unexpected occurs. To create this ...
This September marks the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. As a result of that tragedy, the national Ready campaign  was created to educate citizens about the importance of emergency preparedness. A few years later, that campaign was taken to the state level, and campaigns like Ready Georgia began ...
In this episode, Ready Georgia recognizes Hispanic Heritage Month by providing tips and resources to help enhance the level of preparedness in the Hispanic community. Robert Garcia of the National Weather Service also shares his own insight to assist Hispanic residents getting ready for the unexpected. ...
In recognition of National Family Caregivers Month, Ready Georgia honors caregivers across the nation for providing support to their elderly or special needs loved ones. Moreover, the preparedness campaign wants to remind Georgians that caring for loved ones also means contributing to their well-being ...
Spring is in the air! In this episode, WRBL’s Chief Meteorologist Bob Jeswald shares tips to help you prepare for various types of weather that you can expect to see this season. He also discusses the importance of planning before an emergency and ways to stay informed to protect your family in the ...
On October 2, 2011, a methane gas explosion underneath James Thompson’s house set off a fire that consumed a third of his home in just 10 minutes. Thompson and his family were left with nothing but the clothes on their backs. This edition of the Ready Georgia podcast features an interview with James ...
In this National Preparedness Month podcast we hear from Nyasha Dunkley, Deputy State Climatologist for Georgia, about the drought that has been affecting Georgia for the past few months. Many of us consider droughts a summertime concern, but more than half of the state remains in a drought as we head ...
Santiago Marquez, Vice President and COO of the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, encourages Georgia’s Hispanic community to get prepared in 2013. He also encourages Georgia’s growing Hispanic entrepreneurial community to prepare a business continuity plan. Click the first podcast below ...
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