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Although dealing with any disaster in the County will be paramount, the continuity of operations of the County Government must be maintained. Our emergency support functions, which include all County agencies, have established contingency plans to maintain operations to the entire County, even those who may not be affected by disaster.
All pre-designated shelters have auxiliary power provided by generators and are ADA accessible. When the determination is made as to which shelter(s) to open, the community will be informed via traditional media, the County’s website, if necessary the Emergency Notification System.
In addition, you should make sure you have an emergency response plan that you have prepared in advance with a friend, neighbor, or family member who can provide assistance to you, in the event of an emergency where you are unable to manage alone.
The goal of hazard mitigation is to decrease the need for response as opposed to simply increasing the response capability.
Everyone should prepare an emergency response plan for themselves for both home and office. This plan should include who you will contact out of the area should an emergency occur, family emergency numbers, school contacts, an emergency meeting place for the family, and local contacts. Other pertinent information specific to you might include medical information, such as chronic conditions, medications that you use regularly and physician / pharmacy phone numbers. Make sure you discuss your plans with your loved ones and co-workers and give them copies of your plan. Individuals should prepare an Emergency Response Plan for both the home and office. Information is available on the Augusta-Richmond County website to assist you in formulating your plan. To further assist you, links are also available to Ready.gov and the American Red Cross. In an emergency, the County’s website and local TV / radio stations will provide emergency information. You also want to be prepared to shelter in place for three days (for example, a big snow storm). To shelter comfortably, you will want to have the basics: