Lt. Governor Casey Cagle Encourages Georgians to Prepare and Stay Informed as Storms Approach Georgia

September 3, 2008

As Hurricane Hanna draws near to Georgia’s coast, Lt. Governor Casey Cagle is encouraging Georgians to thoughtfully prepare, plan and stay informed to protect their homes, families and pets should it strike our state. Citizens are urged to visit the Ready Georgia website for information on how to best prepare at: http://www.ready.ga.gov/

“It is our hope that Hurricane Hanna does not hit Georgia’s coast, but in case it does, we are working diligently to prepare our state.  As we have seen through the quick action of gulf coast residents in response to Hurricane Gustav, it is critically important that citizens take the time to evaluate their own family’s emergency plan, be prepared and evacuate when appropriate. Because of the unpredictable nature of these storms, I urge Georgians to stay updated and follow the instructions of their local authorities,” said Lt. Governor Casey Cagle.

The Ready Georgia website has a ready kit checklist of recommended emergency items, tips on how to develop a family communications plan and information on natural disasters.