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WINTER ISN’T ALWAYS A WONDERLAND – PREPARE FOR FRIGHTFUL WEATHER

By   /  November 26, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal GEMA’s Ready Georgia campaign promotes Winter Weather Awareness Week on Dec. 2-6 (ATLANTA) Although the winter season doesn’t officially start until late December, that hasn’t stopped Mother Nature from serving up an early taste, recently blanketing Georgia with frosty temperatures and freeze warnings. And as holiday shoppers prepare for the [...]

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Logistics symposium offers advice for crisis planning and disaster preparedness

By   /  January 29, 2013  /  Education  /   Comments

From left, back row: Myron Williams, United Parcel Service Vice President of Sales, Darryl H. Ellis, Matson Logistics Company senior account executive, Seung-yean Won, ASU business administration senior, Phillip Harris V8 Logistics Services Group, Inc. managing director, Jeremy Robinson, ASU Supply Chain and Logistics Management senior, Ray Nelson, Logistics, Readiness & Training Solutions executive director; From left, front row, Crystal Smith, ASU Supply Chain and Logistics management and Accounting major, Dr. Fidelis Ikem, ASU College of Business dean; Bruce Strom, Center for Advanced Logistics Management director; Audria King, Miller Coors Supply Chain Department Manager; Dr. Everette J. Freeman, ASU president.

Tweet Written by Pearlie M. Bowser Albany, Ga. – With an increase in the spate of natural disasters such as Hurricane Sandy on the New Jersey shore; and mass casualties caused by an active shooter at a Colorado movie theater and a Connecticut elementary school, leaders at companies, institutions and agencies are grappling with how [...]

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Chemical release highlights the need for preparedness

By   /  January 9, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet This morning, Albanians awoke to a horrible smell.  It was the result of an accidental chemical release in Cordele.  Luckily, it isn’t particularly dangerous.  However, it does highlight the need to be prepared for disasters.  That includes chemical releases apparently. Again, this is not a particularly dangerous release.  I don’t want anyone to make [...]

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It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine

By   /  December 21, 2012  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet First, let me express that I don’t actually buy that today is the end of the world.  They Mayan calendar was an instrument for measuring time, just like our calendar.  It “foretold” events, but astronomical ones that can be predicted with great accuracy.  It never saw future events.  Like a meme going around Facebook [...]

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SBA to hold disaster preparedness webinars

By   /  August 22, 2012  /  Press Releases  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Special to The Journal WASHINGTON – This summer millions of business across the country were forced to close their doors in the aftermath of power outages, approaching wildfires, and flooding caused by tropical storms.  Business interruptions, even if it lasts just a few hours, cost business owners greatly in terms of lost productivity and [...]

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DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

By   /  June 10, 2012  /  Jim Wilcox, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Are you and your family ready for a disaster?  If you’re not, now is the time to prepare. Hurricane season begins June 1st, but we’ve already had two tropical storms.  Just this week, Beryl made landfall near Georgia.  It didn’t cause any major problems, but next time, we may not be so lucky. In [...]

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The Great ShakeOut Encourages Disaster Preparedness

By   /  April 13, 2011  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

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Tweet On April 28, Georgians will “Drop, Cover and Hold On” while participating in the largest earthquake drill ever in the region   (ATLANTA) – On April 28, more than 1 million people across 10 states will “Drop, Cover and Hold On” while participating in The Great Central U.S. ShakeOut, the largest earthquake drill ever [...]

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