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Are you ready for a disaster?

Spring has sprung with a vengeance, and warmer weather means that severe weather is more likely. That can contribute to power outages, road blockages, flooding, and other things that may affect agricultural production. Winter weather like ice storms can also cause problems for farmers trying to take care of their…
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Georgia Severe Weather Preparedness Week February 5-9

Here’s a notice of the upcoming Severe Weather Preparedness Week from our friends at the NWS office in Peachtree City: Beginning next week (Monday, February 5), with support from our state emergency management partners (GEMA), we will recognize Severe Weather Preparedness Week for the state of Georgia.  Each day (through…
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‘Katrina brain’: The invisible long-term toll of megastorms

While you might know that PTSD, or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, is a result of being in stressful situations like combat under fire, you might not know that it can also occur in people who have lived through a traumatic event like a tornado, hurricane or fire.  Politico has an interesting…
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“Racing the Storm: The Story of the Mobile Bay Sailing Disaster”

For those of you who like sailing and exciting stories, here is a story from Smithsonian magazine I ran across today on the Mobile Bay sailing disaster of 2015, when hurricane-force winds “swept more than 100 boaters into one of the worst sailing disasters in modern American history.” Surprisingly, it…
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