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It's National Preparedness Month! Georgia's close call with Hurricane Dorian drives home the importance of being prepared for disasters, especially flooding. If you don't have flood insurance now is the time to add it as most homeowner's policies DO NOT cover flood damage. Learn more about flood insurance and how to prepare for flooding by visiting the link below!
Financial preparedness is key to individual and community resilience
(ATLANTA) –None of the weather threats that Georgia faces have done more damage statewide than flooding, yet less than two percent of homes in the state are covered by flood insurance. Governor Brian Kemp has declared September as National Preparedness Month, with the goal of Georgians being “Prepared, Not Scared,” for floods and any other disasters, both physically and financially.
(ATLANTA) – Ahead of Hurricane Dorian, Governor Brian Kemp issued a mandatory evacuation of individuals east of Interstate 95 in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Glynn, Liberty, and McIntosh counties starting at noon today.
The Governor's order also directed the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) and Georgia Department of Transportation to establish westerly contraflow on Interstate 16 starting at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Georgians in the evacuation zone are encouraged to review the evacuation routes.
Governor Brian Kemp, Adjutant General Tom Carden, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John King, Department of Public Safety Commissioner Mark McDonough, and Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Homer Bryson to give update on Hurricane Dorian at GEMA/HS in the Media Room on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 1:00 PM. Media representatives wishing to shoot photos or video should arrive at 12:30 PM. State officials will be available to answer questions following the briefing.
GEMA/HS employees are on call 24/7 to assist local authorities when disaster strikes.