Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

April 18, 2013

Series offers disaster preparation

-- — If disaster strikes, are you prepared?

Flood, storm, tornado, hurricane. Do you have what you and your family would need to confront any natural disaster? Does your family have a meeting place if various family members are away from home but a disaster keeps you and them from returning to your neighborhood? Do you have everything you need to face the possibility of property damage or potential injury following a disaster?

How about your community? Is it prepared? Does it have the means to alert you that a disaster threat is imminent? Does the community have suitable plans in place to respond to a natural disaster? Does your employer have a disaster plan in place?

Starting this weekend, on Saturdays’ front pages and online at, for the next five weeks, The Times presents a comprehensive series on disaster preparedness, disaster costs, lessons learned from previous disasters, disaster warning signs, and facing a disaster.

In addition to local stories and photos for South Georgia, CNHI, The Times’ parent company, shares stories, information and images from areas across the nation that should inform and help prepare any region for the worst.

This combination should offer strong stories and must-know information but it may also allow our community to compare how we measure against other communities profiled in this series.

By the series’ end on Saturday, May 18, our readers will hopefully be better equipped to answer the question: Are you prepared?

Text Only
What We Think
  • Regional shopping makes sense

    This weekend is the tax-free holiday in Georgia.

    July 31, 2014

  • Focus now on what lies within

    Forty-three years ago the federal mandate to desegregate Valdosta City Schools was necessary.

    July 30, 2014

  • The Times belongs to you

    The Valdosta Daily Times belongs to you. As we move forward with new leadership in our newsroom, we want you to know about our continued commitment to the communities we serve.

    July 28, 2014

  • The art of plenty to do

    In Sunday’s paper, readers found an extensive list of shows, exhibits, concerts and more for the upcoming arts seasons in Valdosta-Lowndes County.

    July 27, 2014

  • The power of One

    Christine Batson wondered the same thing that many people wonder.

    July 26, 2014

  • Thumbs Up

    THUMBS UP: To Air Force Lt. Col. David Rayman. The 75th Fighter Squadron commander recently logged 3,000 flight hours in the A-10C Thunderbolt II. A rare feat. In presenting a Moody Air Force Base story on his accomplishment in The Times, it’s good to see the face and know the name of one of the many pilots who cross our South Georgia skies. Congratulations on 3,000 and thank you for your service.

    July 26, 2014

  • Closing another summer chapter

    The South Georgia Regional Library brings its 2014 summer reading program to a close this weekend with an event that celebrates readers and writers.

    July 24, 2014

  • Countdown for voter apathy

    If you don’t think your vote counts, talk to Ellis Black and John Page today.

    July 24, 2014

  • Vote to remove signs

    Congratulations to the winners in the primary runoff election Tuesday.

    July 23, 2014

  • Runoff election counts today

    Today is an election day that started just a little more than two months ago.

    July 21, 2014

Top News

Do you agree with the millage rate increases?

Yes. We need to maintain services
No. Services should have been cut.
     View Results