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Chatham County's Citizen Hurricane Academy

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Chatham County's Citizen Hurricane Academy is an opportunity for residents to learn from the experts and better prepare for the threat of a hurricane or tropical storm. This FREE event will allow Chatham County residents to attend multiple classes on potentially life-saving information. This year, we are collaborating with Memorial Health to create a fantastic experience for our residents including a Children's Workshop from 9:30 am-12:15 pm for children age 5-13. 


Interested in Attending?

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Schedule of Events

8:30 AM On-Site Registration and Check-In Begins
9:00 AM Resource Area Opens
9:30 AM Classes Begin / Children's Workshop Begins
12:15 PM Children's Workshop Ends / Lunch is Served
12:45 PM Classes Resume
3:30 PM Classes End

Important Notice

Classes run for 30 minutes and each class is repeated every session throughout the day with the exception of Stop the Bleed/Until Help Arrives, which is only taught twice.

On-Site Registration and Check-In

This one stop answer shop will be open all day. Attendees can stay as long as they would like and attend any classes they find interesting.

Resource Area

The Resource Area is held in the Savannah High School lunch room and is a great place to find information on disaster preparedness and meet organizations that help individuals prepare before and recover from a disaster. Take a few minutes to look around and meet with these important agencies.

Children's Workshop

Do You Have A Child Age 5-13?

Consider registering your child to attend the Children's Workshop from 9:30 am - 12:15 pm ONLY! Children must be age 5-13 to particpate and parent/guardian must be on site throughout the event.

While you are learning how to prepare your entire family, your child could be learning important lessons about disaster coping skills, how to create their own disaster supply kit, how hurricanes form and understanding severe weather! Child-life experts from the Memorial Health Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children's Hospital of Savannah will host this workshop and share potentially life-saving information with your child.

Class Schedule and Descriptions

Classes run for 30 minutes and each class is repeated every session throughout the day with the exception of Stop the Bleed/Until Help Arrives, which is only taught twice.

Class TitleInstructor
Hurricane Preparedness: Are You & Your Family Ready? Chelsea Sawyer, CEMA
Evacuation Resources for Those That Need it Most - The Hurricane Registry Tammi Brown, Department of Public Health
Preparing Financially for a Disaster Kathryn Stoklosa, Consumer Credit Counseling Service
Understanding Your Flood Zone and Your Risk Michael Blakely, Chatham County Engineering and Tom McDonald, City of Savannah
Hands-only CPR Donna Scott, Memorial Health
Stop the Bleed / Until Help Arrives Stephanie Gendron, Memorial Health and Seth Sawyer, CEMA
Children's Workshop Lauren Stier, Memorial Health


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Thank You to our sponsor, Memorial Health, for their support in planning this year's event.


Last Updated: May 20, 2019 11:31 AM

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