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POSTED: April 1, 2008 5:00 a.m.
The Georgia Emergency Management Agency unveiled the state's new emergency preparedness campaign early this year.
Ready Georgia provides a local dimension to Ready America, a broader national campaign, and aims to motivate Georgians to take action to prepare for a disaster.
"Preparedness is an important issue for every residents of Liberty County," said David L. McIntosh, interim director of the local EMA. "Liberty-Hinesville EMA calls on residents of all ages to take responsibility for their own readiness and get prepared. Our organization will be here to provide information on a local level to achieve the state's goal of having every citizen ready to maintain self-sufficiency for the critical 72 hours following a disaster."
Ready Georgia is supported by the Georgia Department of Human Resources - Division of Public Health, the Ad Council, Home Depot and volunteer organizations to engage the public and effect change.  In Liberty County, Liberty-Hinesville EMA will use the Ready Georgia tools to encourage residents to prepare, plan and stay informed about emergency preparedness.
Ready Georgia provides individuals, schools, enforcement officials, volunteer organizations, community groups and local governments with an interactive Web site (www.ready.ga.gov) and other media to raise awareness.
"Our organization will be supporting the Ready Georgia initiative by providing preparedness information," McIntosh said. "We also invite individuals to log on to ready.ga.gov for preparedness information and resources, or contact your local emergency management agency at (912) 368-2201."
 

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