Ready Georgia

Get everything you need to be prepared for emergencies with the official app of the Georgia Emergency Management Agency. Find out about disasters in advance with local weather and public health alerts. Learn what to do for each type of emergency situation. Locate hurricane evacuation routes and nearby Red Cross shelters that are open. Preparing for disasters is one of the most important things you can do for the safety of you and your family. The Ready Georgia app provides you with up-to-the-minute information that affects every Georgian.

This is Georgia's official emergency preparedness Android application, brought to you by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security (GEMA) and the Georgia Department of Public Health. Its goal is to provide an all-inclusive, singular mobile resource for Georgia residents to access accurate and timely information before and in the event of an emergency. For more information, visit

Features include:
-Local weather and public health alerts
-Create and edit your Ready Profile for customized emergency plans
-Maps of nearby American Red Cross shelters
-Checklist of emergency supplies
-Information on what to do during different types of emergencies
-Hurricane evacuation routes
-Disaster history for your location
-Map of historic tornado touchdowns
-This Day in Hazard History trivia

Sample technology from California Association of Health

California Association of Health Facilities 

Disaster Preparedness Program

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42 CFR Parts 403, 416, 418, 441, 460, 482, 483, 484, 485, 486, 491, and 494
RIN 0938–AO91

Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Emergency Preparedness

Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers
AGENCY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS.
ACTION: Final rule.
SUMMARY: This final rule establishes national emergency preparedness requirements for Medicare- and Medicaid-participating providers and suppliers to plan adequately for both natural and man-made disasters, and coordinate with federal, state, tribal, regional, and local emergency preparedness systems. It will also assist providers and suppliers to adequately prepare to meet the needs of patients,  residents, clients, and participants during disasters and emergencies. Despite some variations, our regulations will provide consistent emergency preparedness requirements, enhance patient safety during emergencies for persons served by Medicare- and Medicaid-participating facilities, and establish a more coordinated and defined response to natural and man-made disasters.
DATES: Effective date: These regulations are effective on November 15, 2016.
These regulations must be implemented by November 15, 2017.

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Compliance: Health & Safety Disaster Preparedness Plan
Effective Date - 11/16/2016     Implementation Date - 11/16/2017

Emergency Prepardness

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