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      Turner County prepares for disaster

      During National Preparedness Month, the Turner County Emergency Management Agency and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security's Ready Georgia campaign and are encouraging residents to prepare for the next emergency or disaster.

      On Saturday the Turner County EMA and Ready Georgia hosted a workshop for local residents to learn the necessary steps to ensure that their homes, workplaces and communities are prepared for disasters and emergencies of all kinds.

      Officials say the number one thing people need to have to be prepared is an emergency kit.

      The kit should include items that you and your family would need to survive at least three days without any aid, making a family communications plan that includes how you get in touch with family members, evacuation plans and meeting places in case of a disaster, and staying informed by making sure you have a way to receive weather alerts at home, work and on the go.

      For more information on how to prepare, plan and stay informed of natural and manmade disasters or pandemic outbreaks, individuals and families can visit the Turner County EMA's Facebook page or

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