Emergency Preparedness

The Georgia Emergency Preparedness Coalition for Individuals with Disabilities and Older Adults (Coalition) is a key component in statewide preparedness efforts. It consists of stake-holder agencies throughout

Georgia. The Coalition’s purpose is to: (1) serve as a comprehensive clearinghouse between local advocacy groups serving individuals with disabilities and older adults and Georgia agencies responsible for emergency preparedness under the Georgia Emergency Operations Plan (GCEP); (2) promote and maintain an active dialogue by serving as a conduit between individuals with disabilities and older adults and Georgia agencies responsible for emergency preparedness under the Georgia Emergency Operations Plan; and (3) provide subject matter expertise to: (a) Emergency response planners to ensure that all emergency plans incorporate the needs of people with disabilities and older adults; and (b) Organizations throughout Georgia that serve and advocate for people with disabilities and older adults enabling them to share disaster preparedness and response information with their constituencies. The Coalition is now comprised of state and federally funded agencies and organizations involved in emergency preparedness planning and response and/or are working on behalf of individuals with disabilities or older adults. Coalition partners are:

For more information on the Coalition, please check out the Coalition Information Fact Sheet.

Link to Facebook GraphicThe Georgia Emergency Preparedness Coalition for Individuals with Disabilities and Older Adults (GEPC) has a Facebook page.

Ready Georgia GraphicReady Georgia is a statewide campaign supported by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) aimed at motivating Georgians to take action to prepare for a disaster. For more information, please visit www.ready.ga.gov.

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