Terrorism Ready


Get Ready for Threats of Terrorism

As the events of September 11, 2001 demonstrated, terrorist attacks can occur quickly and unexpectedly. In Georgia, a college student was convicted in June 2009 of conspiring to provide material support for terrorism and was sentenced to 13 years in federal prison.


During the 1996 Olympics, a bombing occurred at Centennial Olympic Park, killing two and injuring 111. The next year, an Atlanta-area health clinic and a gay nightclub were bombed by the same man. Eric Rudolph pled guilty to these crimes in 2005 and is now serving a life sentence in prison.


All Georgians should begin to learn about potential threats and know that by making a simple phone call, you may help thwart a terrorist attack.

Be Aware of Suspicious Behavior

    • Surveillance: video recording or monitoring activities, taking notes, using cameras, maps or binoculars near key facilities or events
    • Suspicious Questioning: attempting to gain information in person, by phone, mail, e-mail, etc. regarding a key facility or people who work there
    • Tests of Security: attempts to penetrate or test physical security or procedures at a key facility/event
    • Acquiring Supplies: attempting to improperly acquire explosives, weapons, ammunition, dangerous chemicals, uniforms, badges, flight manuals, access cards or identification for a key facility/event or to legally obtain items under suspicious circumstances that could be used in a terrorist attack
    • Suspicious Persons: anyone who does not appear to belong in the workplace, neighborhood, business establishment or near a key facility or event
    • “Dry Runs”: behavior that appears to be preparation for a terrorist act, such as mapping out routes, playing out scenarios with other people, monitoring key facilities/events, timing traffic lights or traffic flow, or other suspicious activities
    • Deploying Assets: abandoned vehicles, stockpiling of suspicious materials, or persons being deployed near a key facility/event

If You See Something, Say Something

  • If you see someone behaving suspiciously, report it to local law enforcement. The Georgia Office of Homeland Security also has a website devoted to reporting such behavior

Local Weather Alerts

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Flood Warning
The Flood Warning Continues For The Savannah River Near Clyo. * At 9 Am Wednesday The Stage Was 13.1 Feet. * Flood Stage Is 11.0 Feet. * Minor Flooding Is Occurring. * Forecast, The River Will Remain Nearly Steady Or Slowly Fall. ...Read More.
Effective: March 20, 2019 at 9:44amExpires: March 21, 2019 at 9:43amTarget Area: Effingham; Screven

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 700 Am Wednesday The Stage Was 570.0 Feet...and ...Read More.
Effective: March 20, 2019 at 8:54amExpires: March 20, 2019 at 10:54pmTarget Area: Floyd

Freeze Warning
...freeze Warning In Effect From 3 Am To 10 Am Edt Wednesday... The National Weather Service In Peachtree City Has Issued A Freeze Warning, Which Is In Effect From 3 Am To 10 Am Edt Wednesday. * Temperatures...as Low As 30. * Timing...300 Am Tonight Until 1000 Am Wednesday. ...Read More.
Effective: March 20, 2019 at 3:00amExpires: March 20, 2019 at 10:00amTarget Area: Fannin; Gilmer; Lumpkin; Towns; Union; White

Waycross Ware Co. GA
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