• Extreme Heat Awareness Week May 23-27
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    Extreme-heat events occur when temperatures are substantially higher than average for a particular location at a given time of year. The impacts of extreme heat can cause widespread suffering and fatalities: there were more than 7,400 heat-related deaths in the United States between 1999 and 2010.

     

    That’s why the Federal Government is aggressively working to help State, regional, tribal, and local communities prepare for potential extreme-heat events this summer. America’s PrepareAthon!—the Administration’s seasonal campaign to build community-level preparedness action—has designated the week of May 23–27 as Extreme Heat Week.

     

    Fortunately, the majority of heat-related deaths and illnesses are preventable. If we take actions to prepare for and respond to extreme-heat events, we can dramatically reduce the risks associated with extreme heat—especially for the most vulnerable populations, including the elderly and very young, people with certain health conditions, people like farmers or construction workers who work outside, and people in low-income households.  There are a number of resources that can help:

     

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  • Tax commissioner wins award.
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    Congratulations to the Jones County Tax Commissioner, Brian Jackson, for being named Tax Commissioner of the Year by the Georgia Association of Tax Commissioners (GATO).  He was chosen by his peers from among 8 nominees and was presented the award at the Annual GATO conference held at the Classic Center, Athens, GA  in May 2016.

     

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  • View your ballot
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    Anyone can view, download even print their sample ballot at   mvp.sos.ga.gov

    You will be required to select a Democratic, Republican, or Nonpartisan ballot to vote in a primary.  All three will be available at this site so you can be prepared.

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  • Parks and Recreation Golf Camp
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    golf fore kids golf camp2This Camp is design for 10 years old – 16 years old.  It will help big excitement for the game of golf and further the development of the current youth golfer.

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  • Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 15-21
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    JONES COUNTY – Now is the time for Jones County residents to get prepared for hurricane season, which officially begins on June 1.  Jones County EMA, along with the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be promoting Hurricane Preparedness Week from May 15-21.

     

    Although hurricanes can’t be predicted long in advance, our residents can take care of many important preparations this month, before the rush that accompanies a storm’s arrival.

    “Early planning will help Georgia residents to be ready in the event of a hurricane- related incident,” said Jones Co. EMA Director Don Graham. “It’s everyone’s responsibility to be prepared.”

    Hurricane Preparedness Week will focus on those early preparations, and provide residents with day by day information and activities.

    • Sunday, May 15: Know Your Risk— Find out what wind and water hazards could occur in your area. The impacts of hurricanes can be felt hundreds of miles inland – they aren’t just coastal problems.
    • Monday, May 16: Develop an Evacuation Plan. Get familiar with Georgia Navigator, so when the time comes, you’ll know the way to go. You can also find evacuation routes here.
    • Tuesday, May 17: Secure an Insurance Checkup. Call your agent and make sure you have enough coverage to repair or even replace your home. Standard homeowner’s insurance doesn’t cover flooding.
    • Wednesday, May 18: Assemble Disaster Supplies. Have enough non-perishable food, water and medicine to last each person at least three days. Don’t forget the pet supplies!
    • Thursday, May 19: Strengthen Your Home. Make sure your home is in good repair and meets hurricane code specifications. Have the proper plywood or aluminum panels to board up windows and doors.
    • Friday, May 20: Identify your Trusted Sources of Information for a Hurricane Event. When weather alerts and recommendations to take action begin, you’ll need to know where to go to find accurate information.
    • Saturday, May 21: Complete Your Written Hurricane Plan. If you wait until storms are already impending, chances are, stress will cause poor decision making. Know where you will ride out the storm, and where your supplies are stored. Make sure your family is on the same page about who to contact and where to go. Get it all in writing and store copies of the plan where everyone has access to them. Use the Ready Georgia planning tool to create a customized plan for your family.

    Families can also download the free Ready Georgia mobile app to learn how to prepare for emergencies, create family communications plans and more. For more information on how to prepare for severe weather, visit www.ready.ga.gov. To learn about specific risks in your area, contact us at 478-986-6672.

     

    About GEMHSA

    As part of the Office of the Governor, GEMHSA works with local, state and federal governments, in partnership with the private sector and faith-based community, to protect life and property against man-made and natural emergencies. In addition, GEMHSA employees are on 24-hour call statewide to assist local authorities when disaster strikes.

    About Ready Georgia

    Ready Georgia is GEHMHSA’s 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. Ready Georgia aims to prepare citizens for maintaining self-sufficiency for at least 72 hours following an emergency, and uses an interactive website, free mobile app, broadcast and print advertising and public awareness media messaging to reach its audiences.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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Jones County, Georgia
P.O. Box 1359
Gray, Georgia 31032-1359
Office: (478) 986-6405
Fax: (478) 986-6462

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