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Be Prepared: Organizing Your Family For An Emergency

Be Prepared: Organizing Your Family For An Emergency

September is National Preparedness Month so it is a great time to organize and prepare your family for a possible emergency.

For Americans, preparedness must now account for man-made disasters as well as natural ones. Being organized and knowing what to do during an emergency is an important part of being prepared and may make all the difference when seconds count. Here are a few tips to safeguard your family in an emergency.

Assemble a “Ready Kit”

Be Prepared: Organizing Your Family For An Emergency

Be Prepared: Organizing Your Family For An Emergency

September is National Preparedness Month so it is a great time to organize and prepare your family for a possible emergency.

For Americans, preparedness must now account for man-made disasters as well as natural ones. Being organized and knowing what to do during an emergency is an important part of being prepared and may make all the difference when seconds count. Here are a few tips to safeguard your family in an emergency.

Assemble a “Ready Kit”

Tuesday's Organizing Tip: Have a Plan

Tuesday's Organizing Tip: Have a Plan

September is National Preparedness Month so all this month we'll be talking about ways to be better prepared, both for emergencies and your every day life. Join the conversation!

Tuesday Tip: In case of an emergency, have a plan. It doesn't have to be a disaster situation either. What happens if you can't make it home to meet your childrens' school bus? Do they know what to do? - Andi Willis, Good Life Organizing

 

Tuesday's Organizing Tip: Have a Plan

Tuesday's Organizing Tip: Have a Plan

September is National Preparedness Month so all this month we'll be talking about ways to be better prepared, both for emergencies and your every day life. Join the conversation!

Tuesday Tip: In case of an emergency, have a plan. It doesn't have to be a disaster situation either. What happens if you can't make it home to meet your childrens' school bus? Do they know what to do? - Andi Willis, Good Life Organizing

 

Car Catches Fire at Macon Burger King

A car at a Burger King drive-through in Macon burst into flames Friday morning, filling the restaurant with smoke and heavily damaging the drive-through window.

No one was hurt.

It happened at the store at 3025 Pio Nono Avenue, just north of Williamson Road.

The car's driver, Jerome Sampson, 62, told 13WMAZ's Judy Le that he noticed smoke coming from under the hood while at the drive-through window. When he opened the hood, he saw what he described as a small fire that "could have been put out with a quart of water."

But Sampson says the fire extinguisher a Burger King employee gave him was faulty. The fire spread to the drive-through window and Sampson's Buick LeSabre was gutted before firefighters could save it.

We have left messages with Burger King's corporate spokesman seeking comment.

Sampson said he didn't know how the fire started.

Tuesday's Organizing Tip: Use Your Crockpot

Tuesday's Organizing Tip: Use Your Crockpot

Tuesday Tip: Make dinner time go a little smoother by using your crockpot at least once a week. There is nothing better than coming home to a dinner that is already cooked!

 

Keeping Macon Restaurant Alive with Cash Mob

H & H restaurant has been open since 1960s. 

They've fed everyone from Oprah Winfrey to the Allman Brothers. 

When word spread that business was slow, The Rotary Club stepped in as a cash mob.

About twenty Rotary Club members showed up at the restaurant hungry and ready to spend money, each person spending no less than $10. 

The restaurant, located on Cotton Avenue in downtown Macon, is a staple of historic Macon. 

The story goes like this: hippies came to the restaurant and didn't have enough money to pay for the food. 

Mama Louise fed them anyways, under the promise of re-payment.

"Many starving artists have come here to eat and they've always paid it back. You can walk through these doors and not know who you'll meet in the music business. Now, it's our chance as a community do do the same exact thing for Mama Louise," says Jessica Walden, the Director of Communications for College Hill Alliance.