Pandemic Ready

 

Be ready and listen to local and national radio for alerts

Get Ready for an Influenza Pandemic

An influenza pandemic occurs when a new influenza virus emerges for which there is little or no immunity in the human population. The virus begins to cause serious illness and then spreads easily person-to-person worldwide. In June 2009 the World Health Organization declared H1N1 influenza a pandemic.

Prepare for a Pandemic Outbreak

  • Get a kit of emergency supplies and prepare a portable Ready kit in case you have to evacuate.
  • If you have a car, fill the gas tank in case you have to evacuate.
  • Prepare for the possibility that usual services may be disrupted. These could include services provided by hospitals and other health care facilities, banks, stores, restaurants, government offices, and post offices.

Plan for a Pandemic Outbreak

  • Consider how to care for people with special needs in case the services they rely on are not available.
  • Adopt business/school practices that encourage sick employees/students to stay home. Anticipate how to function with a significant portion of the workforce/school population absent due to illness or caring for ill family members.
  • Practice good health habits, including eating a balanced diet, exercising daily and getting sufficient rest. In addition, take common-sense steps to stop the spread of germs including frequent hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes and staying away from others as much as possible when you are sick.

Stay Informed

  • Reliable, accurate and timely information is available at www.pandemicflu.gov . Georgia-specific information can be found on the Georgia Department of Community Health’s Web site.
  • Another source for information on pandemic influenza is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Hotline at: 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636). This line is available in English and Spanish, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. TTY: 1-888-232-6348. Questions can be e-mailed to cdcinfo@cdc.gov.
  • Listen to local and national radio, watch news reports on television and read your newspaper and other sources of printed and Web-based information.
  • Talk to your local health care providers and public health officials.

Local Weather Alerts

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Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Coosa River Near Plant Hammond Affecting Floyd County The Flood Warning Continues For The Coosa River Near Plant Hammond. * Until Further Notice. * At 200 Pm Saturday The Stage Was 574.9 Feet...and ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 2:53pmExpires: February 23, 2020 at 4:53amTarget Area: Floyd

Flood Warning
The Flood Warning Continues For The Ogeechee River Near Eden. * At 12 Pm Saturday The Stage Was 14.5 Feet. * Flood Stage Is 11.0 Feet. * Moderate Flooding Is Occurring And Major Flooding Is Forecast. * Forecast, The River Will Continue Rising To Near 16.1 Feet By ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 1:20pmExpires: February 23, 2020 at 1:19pmTarget Area: Bryan; Bulloch; Chatham; Effingham

Flood Warning
...the National Weather Service In Peachtree City Has Issued A Flood Warning For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Little Ocmulgee River Near Scotland Affecting Telfair And Wheeler Counties .recent Heavy Rainfall Has Caused Significant Runoff Into Streams And Rivers Which Will Cause Flooding In Some Areas. ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 12:31pmExpires: February 23, 2020 at 2:30amTarget Area: Telfair; Wheeler

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Ocmulgee River Near Macon Affecting Bibb...houston...jones... Monroe And Twiggs Counties Tucsawhatchee Creek Near Hawkinsville Affecting Pulaski County ...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Ocmulgee River Near Hawkinsville Affecting Bleckley And Pulaski ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 12:16pmExpires: February 23, 2020 at 2:16amTarget Area: Bleckley; Pulaski

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Ocmulgee River Near Macon Affecting Bibb...houston...jones... Monroe And Twiggs Counties Tucsawhatchee Creek Near Hawkinsville Affecting Pulaski County ...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Ocmulgee River Near Hawkinsville Affecting Bleckley And Pulaski ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 12:16pmExpires: February 23, 2020 at 2:16amTarget Area: Dodge; Telfair; Wilcox

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Ocmulgee River Near Macon Affecting Bibb...houston...jones... Monroe And Twiggs Counties Tucsawhatchee Creek Near Hawkinsville Affecting Pulaski County ...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Ocmulgee River Near Hawkinsville Affecting Bleckley And Pulaski ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 12:16pmExpires: February 26, 2020 at 1:00amTarget Area: Bibb; Houston; Jones; Monroe; Twiggs

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Oconee River Near Penfield Affecting Clarke...greene And Oconee Counties ...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Oconee River Near Oconee Affecting Washington And Wilkinson Counties ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 12:09pmExpires: February 23, 2020 at 2:08amTarget Area: Johnson; Laurens; Washington; Wilkinson

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Oconee River Near Penfield Affecting Clarke...greene And Oconee Counties ...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Oconee River Near Oconee Affecting Washington And Wilkinson Counties ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 12:09pmExpires: February 23, 2020 at 2:08amTarget Area: Johnson; Washington; Wilkinson

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Oconee River Near Penfield Affecting Clarke...greene And Oconee Counties ...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Oconee River Near Oconee Affecting Washington And Wilkinson Counties ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 12:09pmExpires: February 23, 2020 at 2:08amTarget Area: Montgomery; Treutlen; Wheeler

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Oconee River Near Penfield Affecting Clarke...greene And Oconee Counties ...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Oconee River Near Oconee Affecting Washington And Wilkinson Counties ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 12:09pmExpires: February 23, 2020 at 2:08amTarget Area: Washington; Wilkinson

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Ohoopee River Near Swainsboro Affecting Emanuel And Treutlen Counties The Flood Warning Continues For The Ohoopee River Near Swainsboro. * Until Further Notice. ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 11:59amExpires: February 23, 2020 at 1:58amTarget Area: Emanuel; Treutlen

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Flint River Near Carsonville Hwy. 19 Affecting Crawford... Talbot...taylor And Upson Counties Flint River Near Montezuma Affecting Dooly...macon And Sumter Counties ...flood Warning Extended Until Late Tonight...the Flood Warning ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 11:54amExpires: February 23, 2020 at 2:42amTarget Area: Crawford; Talbot; Taylor; Upson

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Flint River Near Carsonville Hwy. 19 Affecting Crawford... Talbot...taylor And Upson Counties Flint River Near Montezuma Affecting Dooly...macon And Sumter Counties ...flood Warning Extended Until Monday Afternoon...the Flood Warning ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 11:54amExpires: February 24, 2020 at 1:00pmTarget Area: Dooly; Macon; Sumter

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Coosa River Near Rome Mayos Bar L & D Park Affecting Floyd County Coosa River Near Plant Hammond Affecting Floyd County The Flood Warning Continues For The Coosa River Near Rome Mayos Bar L & D Park. * Until Further Notice. ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 11:38amExpires: February 23, 2020 at 1:38amTarget Area: Floyd

Flood Warning
...the National Weather Service In Tallahassee Has Issued A Flood Warning For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Flint River At Bainbridge (us 27) Affecting Decatur County The National Weather Service In Tallahassee Has Issued A * Flood Warning For The Flint River At Bainbridge (us 27). ...Read More.
Effective: February 25, 2020 at 1:00amExpires: February 23, 2020 at 11:25amTarget Area: Decatur

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Kinchafoonee Creek Near 11 E Of Dawson At Pinewood Rd In Lee County Affecting Lee County ...flood Warning Extended Until Late Tuesday Night...the Flood Warning Continues For The Kinchafoonee Creek Near 11 E Of Dawson At Pinewood Rd In Lee ...Read More.
Effective: February 23, 2020 at 7:00pmExpires: February 26, 2020 at 4:00amTarget Area: Lee

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Flint River At Newton (sr 37) Affecting Baker And Mitchell Counties The Flood Warning Continues For The Flint River At Newton (sr 37). * From Monday Afternoon, Or Until The Warning Is Cancelled. * At 10:45 Am Saturday The Stage Was 17.9 Feet. ...Read More.
Effective: February 24, 2020 at 5:40pmExpires: February 23, 2020 at 11:16amTarget Area: Baker; Mitchell

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Flint River At Albany Affecting Dougherty County The Flood Warning Continues For The Flint River At Albany. * From Sunday Afternoon, Or Until The Warning Is Cancelled. * At 10:45 Am Saturday The Stage Was 19.9 Feet. ...Read More.
Effective: February 23, 2020 at 5:36pmExpires: February 27, 2020 at 3:18amTarget Area: Dougherty

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Alabama... Florida...georgia... Chattahoochee River At Columbia L&d Affecting Houston...jackson... Early And Seminole Counties ...flood Warning Extended Until Sunday Morning...the Flood Warning Continues For ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 11:10amExpires: February 23, 2020 at 8:09amTarget Area: Early; Seminole

Flood Warning
The Flood Warning Continues For The Ogeechee River Near Rocky Ford. * At 9 Am Saturday The Stage Was 13.8 Feet. * Flood Stage Is 13.0 Feet. * Minor Flooding Is Occurring And Record Flooding Is Forecast. * Forecast, The River Will Rise To Near 14.0 Feet By This Evening ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 10:21amExpires: February 23, 2020 at 10:20amTarget Area: Bulloch; Jenkins; Screven

Flood Warning
The Flood Warning Continues For The Ogeechee River At Midville. * At 10 Am Saturday The Stage Was 7.9 Feet. * Flood Stage Is 6.0 Feet. * Minor Flooding Is Occurring. * Forecast, The River Will Rise To Near 8.0 Feet By This Evening Then ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 10:21amExpires: February 23, 2020 at 10:20amTarget Area: Burke; Emanuel; Jenkins

Flood Warning
The Flood Warning Continues For The Savannah River Near Clyo. * At 9 Am Saturday The Stage Was 18.1 Feet. * Flood Stage Is 11.0 Feet. * Moderate Flooding Is Occurring. * Forecast, The River Will Continue Rising To Near 18.5 Feet By Early ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 10:21amExpires: February 23, 2020 at 10:20amTarget Area: Effingham; Screven

Flood Warning
The Flood Warning Continues For The Canoochee River Near Claxton. * At 9 Am Saturday The Stage Was 14.6 Feet. * Flood Stage Is 11.0 Feet. * Moderate Flooding Is Occurring. * Forecast, The River Will Rise To Near 14.7 Feet By This Afternoon ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 10:21amExpires: February 23, 2020 at 10:20amTarget Area: Evans

Flood Warning
The Flood Warning Continues For The Savannah River At Burtons Ferry. * At 10 Am Saturday The Stage Was 18.5 Feet. * Flood Stage Is 15.0 Feet. * Minor Flooding Is Occurring. * Forecast, The River Will Continue Rising To Near 18.6 Feet By This ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 10:21amExpires: February 23, 2020 at 10:20amTarget Area: Screven

Flood Warning
The Flood Warning Continues For The Ohoopee River Near Reidsville. * At 9 Am Saturday The Stage Was 19.8 Feet. * Flood Stage Is 11.0 Feet. * Moderate Flooding Is Occurring And Major Flooding Is Forecast. * Forecast, The River Will Rise To Near 21.2 Feet By Sunday Morning ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 10:21amExpires: February 23, 2020 at 10:20amTarget Area: Tattnall; 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 Everett City Affecting Glynn...mcintosh And ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 9:48amExpires: February 23, 2020 at 9:48amTarget 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 Everett City Affecting Glynn...mcintosh And ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 9:48amExpires: February 23, 2020 at 9:48amTarget Area: Glynn; McIntosh; 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 Everett City Affecting Glynn...mcintosh And ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 9:48amExpires: February 23, 2020 at 9:48amTarget 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 Everett City Affecting Glynn...mcintosh And ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2020 at 9:48amExpires: February 23, 2020 at 9:48amTarget Area: Long; Wayne

Freeze Warning
...freeze Warning In Effect From 3 Am To 8 Am Est Sunday... * What...sub-freezing Temperatures As Low As 30 Degrees Expected. * Where...coffee, Jeff Davis, Bacon, Appling, Wayne, Atkinson, Pierce And Northern Ware Counties. * When...from 3 Am To 8 Am Est Sunday. * Impacts...frost And Freeze Conditions Could Kill Crops And ...Read More.
Effective: February 23, 2020 at 3:00amExpires: February 23, 2020 at 8:00amTarget Area: Appling; Atkinson; Bacon; Coffee; Jeff Davis; Northern Ware; Pierce; Wayne