What is the difference between a watch and a warning?

  • A watch means that conditions are favorable for development. This is the time to prepare.
  • A warning means that conditions are imminent or occurring.

What can the average person do to prepare for an emergency?

  • Prepare - Create a ready kit most items are inexpensive and readily available at local home stores.
  • Plan - Create a disaster preparedness plan that includes specific information about how you expect to reconnect with loved ones, evacuate or reach safety. Periodically conduct fire drills and other activities so that a plan will be in place for various types of emergencies.
  • Stay Informed – Be informed about the different types of emergencies that could occur and appropriate responses.

You can get more information on how to be better prepared by going to Ready.Georgia.gov.