Disaster Ready

Get Ready for Public Health Disasters

Public Health disasters can strike at any time. Chemical threats. Biological threats. Ebola. This section helps you learn how to plan, prepare and stay informed when you need it most.

Radiation Threat
A radiation threat, commonly referred to as a “dirty bomb,” is the use of common explosives to spread radioactive materials over a targeted area.

Plague
Plague is a disease caused by Yersinia pestis (Y. pestis), a bacterium found in rodents and their fleas. People normally become infected through the bite of infected fleas, and although rare, other cases can occur by direct contact with infectious body fluids (such as blood) or inhaling infectious respiratory droplets.
Smallpox
Smallpox is a serious, contagious and sometimes fatal infectious disease.

Ricin
Ricin is a bi-product of the processing of Castor beans for oil. Castor beans grow wildly in arid parts of the United States. Naturally-occurring cases of ricin poisoning involve ingestion of castor beans and are marked by severe gastrointestinal symptoms, circulatory failure and death.

Nuclear Threat
A Nuclear Blast is an explosion with intense light and heat, a damaging pressure wave and widespread radioactive material that can contaminate the air, water and ground surfaces for miles around. During a nuclear incident, it is important to avoid radioactive material.

Chemical Threat
A chemical attack is the deliberate release of a toxic gas, liquid or solid that can poison people and the environment.

Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers
Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers (VHFs) refer to a group of illnesses that are caused by several different viruses that damage the body’s system that carries blood. When one of these viruses enters the body, the body cannot regulate itself properly and multiple organ systems are affected. Ebola and Marburg are two examples of VHF viruses.

Botulism
Botulism is a very serious muscle-paralyzing disease caused by a toxin made by a spore-forming bacterium called Clostridium botulinum.

Biological Threat
A biological attack is the deliberate release of germs or other biological substances.

Local Weather Alerts

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Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Oconee River Near Mount Vernon Affecting Montgomery...treutlen And Wheeler Counties ...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Ocmulgee River Near Abbeville Affecting Dodge...telfair And Wilcox Counties ...Read More.
Effective: December 18, 2018 at 11:36amExpires: December 19, 2018 at 1:36amTarget Area: Dodge; Telfair; Wilcox

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Oconee River Near Mount Vernon Affecting Montgomery...treutlen And Wheeler Counties ...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Ocmulgee River Near Abbeville Affecting Dodge...telfair And Wilcox Counties ...Read More.
Effective: December 18, 2018 at 11:36amExpires: December 19, 2018 at 7:00pmTarget Area: Montgomery; Treutlen; Wheeler

Flood Warning
The Flood Warning Continues For The Savannah River Near Clyo. * At 10 Am Tuesday The Stage Was 15.4 Feet. * Flood Stage Is 11.0 Feet. * Moderate Flooding Is Occurring. * Forecast, The River Will Rise To Near 15.7 Feet By Wednesday ...Read More.
Effective: December 18, 2018 at 10:28amExpires: December 19, 2018 at 10:27amTarget Area: Effingham; Screven

Flood Warning
The Flood Warning Continues For The Savannah River At Burtons Ferry. * At 10 Am Tuesday The Stage Was 17.2 Feet. * Flood Stage Is 15.0 Feet. * Minor Flooding Is Occurring. * Forecast, The River Will Continue Rising To Near 17.3 Feet By ...Read More.
Effective: December 18, 2018 at 10:28amExpires: December 19, 2018 at 10:27amTarget Area: Screven

Flood Warning
The Flood Warning Continues For The Ohoopee River Near Reidsville. * At 10 Am Tuesday The Stage Was 11.9 Feet. * Flood Stage Is 11.0 Feet. * Minor Flooding Is Occurring. * Forecast, The River Will Continue To Fall. ...Read More.
Effective: December 18, 2018 at 10:28amExpires: December 19, 2018 at 10:27amTarget Area: Tattnall; Toombs

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Florida... Ochlockonee River Near Thomasville (us 84) Affecting Grady And Thomas Counties Ochlockonee River Near Concord (cr 12) Affecting Gadsden And Leon Counties ...Read More.
Effective: December 18, 2018 at 9:58amExpires: December 19, 2018 at 7:00amTarget Area: Grady; Thomas

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Florida... Ochlockonee River Near Thomasville (us 84) Affecting Grady And Thomas Counties Ochlockonee River Near Concord (cr 12) Affecting Gadsden And Leon Counties ...Read More.
Effective: December 18, 2018 at 9:58amExpires: December 20, 2018 at 10:36amTarget Area: Brooks; Lowndes

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Florida... Ochlockonee River Near Thomasville (us 84) Affecting Grady And Thomas Counties Ochlockonee River Near Concord (cr 12) Affecting Gadsden And Leon Counties ...Read More.
Effective: December 19, 2018 at 7:00amExpires: December 22, 2018 at 7:00pmTarget Area: Brooks; Lowndes

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Alapaha River At Statenville Affecting Echols County ...flood Warning Extended Until Thursday Morning...the Flood Warning Continues For The Alapaha River At Statenville. * Until Thursday Morning...or Until The Warning Is Cancelled. ...Read More.
Effective: December 18, 2018 at 9:41amExpires: December 20, 2018 at 10:00amTarget Area: Echols

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Florida... Georgia... St Mary`s River At Macclenny Affecting Baker...nassau And Charlton Counties ...flood Warning Extended Until Further Notice...the Flood Warning Continues For ...Read More.
Effective: December 18, 2018 at 9:36amExpires: December 19, 2018 at 9:35amTarget Area: Charlton

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Satilla River At Atkinson Affecting Brantley County The Flood Warning Continues For The Satilla River At Atkinson. * Until Further Notice...or Until The Warning Is Cancelled. * At 7:45 Am Tuesday The Stage Was 15.1 Feet. ...Read More.
Effective: December 18, 2018 at 8:39amExpires: December 19, 2018 at 8:39amTarget Area: Brantley

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Altamaha River At Baxley Affecting Appling...tattnall...toombs And Wayne Counties Altamaha River At Charlotteville Affecting Jeff Davis...montgomery And Toombs Counties Altamaha River At Doctortown Affecting Long And Wayne Counties ...Read More.
Effective: December 18, 2018 at 8:38amExpires: December 19, 2018 at 8:38amTarget Area: Appling; Tattnall; Toombs; Wayne

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Altamaha River At Baxley Affecting Appling...tattnall...toombs And Wayne Counties Altamaha River At Charlotteville Affecting Jeff Davis...montgomery And Toombs Counties Altamaha River At Doctortown Affecting Long And Wayne Counties ...Read More.
Effective: December 18, 2018 at 8:38amExpires: December 19, 2018 at 8:38amTarget Area: Jeff Davis; Montgomery; Toombs

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Altamaha River At Baxley Affecting Appling...tattnall...toombs And Wayne Counties Altamaha River At Charlotteville Affecting Jeff Davis...montgomery And Toombs Counties Altamaha River At Doctortown Affecting Long And Wayne Counties ...Read More.
Effective: December 20, 2018 at 7:00pmExpires: December 19, 2018 at 8:38amTarget Area: Long; Wayne

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