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Be Prepared!

2015 September 1
by Mandy Mastrovita
Reporter watching man loaded into ambulance. M004_2481, WSB Radio Records, Popular Music and Culture Collection, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library.

Reporter watching man loaded into ambulance. M004_2481, WSB Radio Records, Popular Music and Culture Collection, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library.

September is National Preparedness Month.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)’s National Preparedness Month page at http://www.ready.gov/september urges citizens to be proactive by communicating with members of their family and their community, and developing plans to follow in case of an emergency.

The DLG includes resources published in Georgia (and available as part of the Georgia Government Publications database) that can help with planning during emergencies:

Do you know what to do when disaster strikes? (Georgia. Office of the Governor. Georgia Emergency Management Agency)

Prepare for the worst; hope for the best: how to better protect your home from disasters (Georgia. Emergency Management Agency)

Georgia’s emergency preparedness : for individuals with disabilities and elderly persons (Georgia. State ADA Coordinator’s Office)

Hurricane season safety information (Georgia. Dept. of Transportation. Office of Communications)

We hope that you find these resources useful when it comes to disaster planning.

Be safe!

 

 

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August is National Peach Month

2015 August 24
by Mandy Mastrovita

August is National Peach Month!

You can learn more about peaches, their history in Georgia, and their role in our state’s economy  by reading this New Georgia Encyclopedia article about peaches.

The DLG also has plenty of resources documenting peach farming, production, and consumption.

Grading and packing peaches - Marshallville. College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CAES) Photograph Collection, University Archives, Hargrett Library, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

Grading and packing peaches – Marshallville. College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CAES) Photograph Collection, University Archives, Hargrett Library, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

How to choose and use fresh Georgia peaches. Georgia. Dept. of Agriculture. Agricultural Commodity Commission for Peaches.

How to choose and use fresh Georgia peaches. Georgia. Dept. of Agriculture. Agricultural Commodity Commission for Peaches.

Photograph of Audrey Fagan in Blooming Peach Tree During Peach Festival, Fort Valley, Peach County, Georgia, 1924. Peach Public Library, Fort Valley, Georgia.

Photograph of Audrey Fagan in Blooming Peach Tree During Peach Festival, Fort Valley, Peach County, Georgia, 1924. Peach Public Library, Fort Valley, Georgia.

Peach orchard. spc20-011c, Box 20, Small Print Collection, RG 48-2-1, Georgia Archives.

Peach orchard. spc20-011c, Box 20, Small Print Collection, RG 48-2-1, Georgia Archives.

Enjoy these resources, and enjoy a fresh peach while they’re still in season!

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