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GEMA wants residents to be prepared for any disaster as it promotes its' Ready Georgia campaign

GEMA wants residents to be prepared for any disaster as it promotes its' Ready Georgia campaign

Atlanta, GA--  This month is the 3 year anniversary of the terrible tornadoes that ripped through downtown and Buford communities.  In addition, we have all seen the destruction that the earthquake and subsequent tsunami has done to the country of Japan.

March 1st marks the beginning of Georgia's official tornado season and the Georgia Emergency management Agency says that "preparation is key to surviving violent and unpredictable storms."

Here are tips from the GEMA website:  

DeKalb Emergency Management Agency Offers Thunderstorm Safety Tips

DeKalb Emergency Management Agency Offers Thunderstorm Safety Tips

DECATUR – (DeKalb County Gov't) Thunderstorms affect relatively small areas when compared with hurricanes and winter storms. Despite their small size, all thunderstorms are dangerous because they can produce strong winds, lightning, tornadoes, hail and flash flooding. The typical thunderstorm is 15 miles in diameter and lasts an average of 30 minutes.

“Straight line winds can reach speeds in excess of 100 mph and produce damage similar to a tornado,” said DeKalb County Public Safety Director William Miller.

The biggest threat from severe thunderstorms is damaging straight line winds and large hail. These winds occur, on average, 19 days per year in Georgia.

My 1st Time Being Snowed in

My 1st Time Being Snowed in

Conyers, GA--  Snowed in… for the first time!

For the past three days, we have been receiving some extreme winter weather in the south.  Not only was there heavy snowfall, but the roads were covered with ice and slush that made for some dangerous driving conditions. 

Since I just moved here, I am unfamiliar with what is considered “normal” weather for this time of year. 

Not only did I get a bit more work done, but I was quite happy wearing my jammies all day while I was sipping hot tea and sitting under a big, heavy quilt.

Check out these massive icicles that were on a tree in my front yard....Read the Article at MommyReporter.com

See Atlanta's Christmas Snow Photos

See Atlanta's Christmas Snow Photos

Atlanta, GA--  It was the 1st snow on Christmas Day in the Metro Atlanta area in more than 100 years. 

A number of our readers and viewers sent in their favorite pictures from the special Christmas surprise.

Send in yours and see the entire gallery by clicking here.