Winter Weather Preparedness Week is Almost Here

Preparing for winter weather starts now for Stephens County residents.

In partnership with the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency’s Ready Georgia campaign, Stephens County Emergency Management is encouraging citizens to take time to prepare for possible inclement weather emergencies this winter.

Danielle Rhodes, Director of Stephens County Emergency Management, stated, “Winter Weather Preparedness Week is a great time for Stephens County residents and businesses to prepare for all potential winter hazards. Since winter weather can be unpredictable, we’re hopeful these plans and education on potentially dangerous storms encourage residents to prepare for severe winter weather.”

Winter Weather Preparedness Week, from December 4-8, was created to raise awareness of winter weather hazards and reinforce understanding of winter weather terminology. Throughout the week, Stephens County and GEMA/HS will provide information to assist Georgia residents in preparing for winter weather.

Each day concentrates on a different aspect of winter weather.  

The focus for Monday, Dec. 4 is Winter Weather in Georgia and we will learn about winter weather hazards that can impact the state of Georgia

On Tuesday, Dec. 5 we look at Winter Weather Terminology and learn about winter weather & watches, warnings and advisories – what they mean and what the difference is.

On Wednesday, Dec. 6, the focus is Winter Weather Preparation Tips, and we’ll learn how to best prepare for winter weather events, and put together a Ready Kit and making a plan before winter weather strikes

Thursday, Dec. 7 is all about Winter Weather Driving Tips/Safety, where we learn best practices for driving (if necessary) in winter weather conditions and how to pack a mobile Ready Kit

And on Friday, Dec. 8, we’ll look at the Winter Weather Outlook for 2023-24 season and find out some resources for learning where and how to stay informed of weather forecasts.

Visit to learn more. To learn about specific risks in your area, contact  Stephens County Emergency Management  at 706-898-5395.