Take September to Get Ready for Emergencies

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As devastation continues to unfold in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, National Preparedness Month brings a time to focus on being prepared for potential emergencies.

Atlanta has seen its share of emergency events, including flooded and iced-over interstates. While some may associate being prepared with winter weather, emergencies can happen at any time of year.

Georgia Tech’s Office of Emergency Preparedness is dedicated to preventing and managing emergency situations on campus. Follow the office on Facebook ( and Twitter (, or visit, to learn more about their work and be aware of emergency situations on campus. A list of emergency preparedness training options is also available at the Emergency Preparedness site or at

National Preparedness Month is an initiative of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which also offers resources to help with preparation. This September, focus is on planning, with a theme of “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.” To view a toolkit to start preparations and to follow the month’s activities, visit the DHS website at


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