When disaster strikes, will you be ready?

Hall County Emergency Management Agency encourages you to take an active interest in your family's safety. It is our goal that all residents will be ready to maintain self-sufficiency for 72 hours following a disaster. Here you will find the tools you need to prepare for a potential emergency, create a disaster kit and make a family disaster plan.

"If people have a kit that will last 72 hours, that gives emergency responders time to handle the most critical incidents first," Hall County EMA Director David Kimbrell says.

Hall County is working with officials in the federal, state, local and private sectors to prevent and respond to all types of emergencies, which contributes to a level of state and national preparedness that is critical to securing our state and county. However, a vigilant public increases the likelihood of coming through a disaster safely.

"The more people we prepare, the easier it is for emergency responders to do their jobs efficiently and effectively during a crisis," Kimbrell says.

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  • Updates on emergency situations
  • Local emergency contact information
  • An instructional video
  • Emergency Kit Checklists and Guidelines on how to better prepare for an emergency
  • Updates via Twitter news feeds
  • Clickable map to find contact information for state and local government agencies where users can learn more about specific emergency information in their communities
  • Comprehensive Family Emergency Plan to allow users to share important information with their family and friends.

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, and disaster medical operations. Using their training, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event and can take a more active role in preparing their community.

CERT Training is provided through Hall County EMA. If you are interested in becoming equipped to serve your family and neighbors in times of crisis, please contact CERT for more information.

Hall County EMA regularly assists residents, businesses and organizations with setup of weather radios, which can be an invaluable tool during an emergency. Weather radios provide information directly from the National Weather Service about weather conditions and emergency situations. Visit the National Weather Service site to learn more about purchasing a weather radio. Contact Hall County EMA if you need local assistance.

In the event of an emergency, tune in to local radio, television and newspaper outlets, as well as www.hallcounty.org, for up-to-date information from Hall County Emergency Management Agency. Shelter locations and other pertinent information will be announced through those sources.

Hall County Emergency Management Agency
David Kimbrell
EMA Director

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P.O. Box 907730
Gainesville, GA

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