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Chatham County Hurricane PrepareAthon Week!

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Earlier today, Chairman Al Scott proclaimed July 31st-August 4th as Chatham County's Hurricane PrepareAthon Week! 

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Next week, WTOC and CEMA, along with other local partners, will present YOU with action items for each day. Our goal is to help you better prepare if another hurricane were to impact our county again this year! Here's what you can expect:

Monday, July 31 - Severe Weather Warning Day. Learn about ways you can stay informed during a storm through our numerous alert and notifications systems including text messages, emails, Facebook, Twitter and how to sign up for phone calls.

Tuesday, August 1 - Preparedness Kit Day. Now is the time to create your family emergency kit! There are several types of kits to consider creating including a shelter in place kit, an evacuation kit and a pet supply kit. For guidance on what to include in your kit, visit CEMA's website.

Wednesday, August 2 - Insurance Review Day. Many residents in Chatham County faced additional challenges after Hurricane Matthew when filing a claim with their insurance companies. We are encouraging everyone to take a close look at their policy and know exactly what to expect if another storm were to impact our area this year. Also, now is the time to consider flood insurance! Learn more.

Thursday, August 3 - Evacuation Planning Day. Make an evacuation plan! Know where you are going to go and how you will get there! Also, be sure to communicate your plan with friends and family. If you take the time now to plan, it will save you time when you need it most! Don't forget to plan for your pets too!

Friday, August 4 - Business Preparation Day and the PrepareAthon Telethon Day! Chatham County business owners and community leaders are encouraged to create or update their business continuity plan to protect their business and organizations. Take time to learn more about business continuity and help prepare your business or organization from a disaster. In addition, we have our PrepareAthon Telethon from 6AM to 8PM where people can call and register for the Community Notification System. CEMA staff and volunteers will be in CEMA's Emergency Operations Center to take calls from residents to help them register or update their information in our Community Notification System. The Telethon number is 912-644-8899.

ARE YOU IN? Be counted! Be ready!


Last Updated: July 28, 2017 10:34 AM

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