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National Preparedness Month Recognized in Stonecrest

Stonecrest joins emergency management agencies across Georgia and the nation in observing National Preparedness Month during September to help raise public awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies.  

The 2022 theme “A Lasting Legacy,” reminds individuals to prioritize their personal safety, safeguard essential documentation, and create a list of important properties.   

Stonecrest officials offer the following tips to help keep individuals and families safe ahead of an emergency:

  • Create an action plan. - Determine your evacuation route and shelter plans. Build an emergency kit with supplies that will last for several days. Consider items that are unique to each person and be sure to store items and food supplies for pets. Charge your cell phone or other devices in case you lose power. 
  • Keep a list of local resources. – Contact your local fire department to learn about various safety and prevention programs. Consider participating in an emergency preparedness program provided by the American Red Cross of Georgia. 
  • Stay Alert. – Sign up for free emergency alert notifications. 
  • Store important documents in a safe place. – Items such as birth certificates, deeds, insurance policies, and titles should be put in either a fire resistant, or waterproof place. Consider storing documents electronically. 

To learn more on how to prepare for an emergency, visit the following resources: 

DeKalb Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) 

The DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) exists to serve the citizens of the County through effective planning, response, and mitigation of natural and man-made disasters. To register for rapid notifications regarding emergency events, or to report damage assessed from severe, inclement weather within DeKalb County, click here


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