News Release: GEMA
June 23, 2014
This week is Lightning Safety Week (June 22-28) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency’s Ready Georgia campaign is encouraging residents to be prepared for severe thunderstorms and lightning.
One week ago the campaign unveiled an upgraded version of its mobile app, which is a great tool to help people stay informed about summer’s severe weather. The free app, available for both iPhone and Android devices, includes geo-targeted severe weather and emergency alerts, a checklist of emergency supplies, a map of open shelters, access to live traffic maps, and much more.
In addition to downloading the mobile app, Ready Georgia recommends the following tips for staying safe during a lightning storm:
For more information, visit www.ready.ga.gov.
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