WINTER WEATHER / HOLIDAY RESOURCES

With Winter Weather Preparedness Week and the holidays right around the corner, I wanted to share some FEMA resources that you may find helpful. Feel free to customize them as you see fit!   Winter Weather Social Media Toolkit: https://www.ready.gov/winter-toolkit   Winter Storm Playbook: https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1423496371216-93e95c701b1f9bc95a2faacfafa03590/AP_PLYBK_WS_final_090414_508b.pdf   When the Sky Turns Gray (animated video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVpGJ_Xl__w&list=UUVrYey5SZMid_VZk9D8tYmA  …

SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH

September is National Preparedness Month (ATLANTA) – September is National Preparedness Month, and Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency is working with Jones County Emergency Management Agency along with other 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…

Widespread Flu in Georgia

If you have not gotten a flu shot yet, do not wait any longer! The predominant strain of flu circulating in Georgia and around the country is influenza A (H3N2). This strain can be particularly hard on the very young, people over age 65, or those with existing medical conditions. Every individual over six months of…

GEORGIA SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK FEB 5-9

Beginning next week (Monday, February 5), with support from our state emergency management partners (GEMA), Jones County will recognize Severe Weather Preparedness Week with the state of Georgia.  Each day (through Friday, Feb 9) will address a specific severe weather safety/preparedness topic.  As many of you know, the potential of experiencing severe weather, including tornadoes, across the Southeast…

STAY SAFE THIS JULY 4TH

STAY SAFE THIS JULY 4TH Ensure your Independence Day weekend is filled with celebration and not regret with these 10 fire safety tips, from JONES COUNTY EMA / DEPARTMENT OF FIRE RESCUE 1. Fireworks in Georgia are legal and should be handled with extreme caution and care at all times. 2. Always have an adult…

GET INVOLVED DURING NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH

September is National Preparedness Month, and the JONES COUNTY EMA is advising Jones County to get ready for all man-made and natural disasters.   Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Ready America campaign, National Preparedness Month was founded after 9/11 to increase awareness and encourage action for emergency preparedness nationwide.   “National Preparedness…