Are You Prepared?
SHER is partnering with CEMA to promote the 2017 Hurricane PrepareAthon week. From Monday, July 31 through Friday, August 4, themed days will focus on preparing residents for disaster.
- Monday, July 31 – Severe Weather Warning Day
- Tuesday, August 1 – Preparedness Kit Day
- Wednesday, August 2 – Insurance Review Day
- Thursday, August 3 – Evacuation Planning Day
- Friday, August 4 – Business Preparation Day
Friday, August 4 is also the PrepareAthon Telethon Day. The telethon runs from 6:00 AM until 8:00 PM; residents can call in and register for the county’s Community Notification System. CEMA staff and volunteers will be in CEMA’s Emergency Operations Center to take calls to register residents or help them update their information in the Community Notification System. The telethon number is 912-644-8899.
About America’s PrepareAthon!
America’s PrepareAthon! is a grassroots campaign for action from FEMA to get people better prepared for emergencies by conducting hazard-specific group discussions, drills, and exercises. Throughout the year, America’s PrepareAthon! helps communities and individuals across the country practice preparedness actions before a disaster or emergency strikes.