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Emergency Preparedness 

Emergency Preparedness and Weather Alert Radios for People Who are Deaf or Hearing Impaired

NWGA Center for Independent Living (NWGACIL) and Floyd County Emergency Management is pleased to announce that we are partnering together to help citizens of Floyd County who are deaf or hearing impaired to be alerted of inclement weather. We are distributing weather alert radios with strobe lights and vibrating alarms. Any deaf or hearing-impaired resident of Floyd County can sign up as an NWGACIL consumer. We will then issue one of these life-saving alert radios free of charge from our office.


Please contact us, at 706-314-0008 or to arrange an appointment for this program.

You can even visit and complete an application at Hope's House 1110 North 5th Avenue Rome, Ga 30165 (Michelle Garald) at or Text only 706-252-7169

ATTENTION: Ready bags are subject to change

Emergency Ready Bag

What is included

Front pocket:  pencil, Notebook, Flashlight, AAA Batteries

Back pocket: Stuff animal, Glow stick, First Aid Kit (hygiene products as well),  Playing cards, Mental Heath Crisis book, Stress ball, Solar hand crank Radio, Foil rescue blanket, MRE (Meal Ready to Eat), Whistle, First Responders Tips   


American Red Cross Emergency Preparedness App

The American Red Cross has rebuilt its all-inclusive accessible Emergency App which provides alerts and preparedness information about various disasters. The app is available in both English and Spanish with a new and easy-to-find language toggle.


The new app provides step-by-step guides and resource videos in American Sign Language (ASL) [Video 3:36 mins.]


Download the free Red Cross Emergency app, search “American Red Cross” in app stores, or go to

Youtube Video link:

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