ATLANTA (WTOC) - Winter Weather Preparedness Week begins in Georgia.
Governor Nathan Deal and GEMA are encouraging you to be ready for winter weather. Each day will focus on a different severe winter weather tip.
The Ready Georgia campaign is urging residents to learn about different ways to prepare:
- Monday, Dec. 1: About Winter Weather in Georgia – Learn about the different types of severe weather that affect Georgia.
- Tuesday, Dec. 2: Winter Weather Terminology – Learn about the different types of winter weather alerts and what they mean.
- Wednesday, Dec. 3: Winter Weather Preparation Tips – Learn how to prepare a Ready kit and make a plan for severe winter weather.
- Thursday, Dec. 4: Winter Weather Driving Safety – Learn best practices for driving in winter conditions and how to pack a mobile Ready kit.
- Friday, Dec. 5: Winter Weather Outlook – Learn what to expect this winter.
Ted Wynn with Bulloch County Public Safety suggests pack some things in your car just in case you get stuck on the road. Wynn also said to pay attention to weather forecasts and don't think it can't happen in south Georgia.
"In Georgia, anything's possible. We have droughts, we have severe thunderstorms, we've got hurricanes, we've got winter storms. We get a litttle of it all so people need to be prepared," he said.
GEMA stresses that preparedness is key.
For more information on preparing for winter weather and other disasters, contact your local EMA or visit