Many Americans rely on their neighbors after a disaster, but there are also many ways you can help your neighbors before a hurricane approaches.

Learn about all the different actions your community can take to prepare and recover from the hazards associated with hurricanes:

Comprehensive preparedness requires the whole community to participate and FEMA places tremendous value on communities that embrace a local “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” approach. Neighbors Helping Neighbors empowers community leaders to involve and educate individuals from their community about simple steps one can take to become more prepared. Forty-six percent of individuals expect to rely a great deal on people in their neighborhood for assistance within the first 72 hours after a disaster.

The Neighbor Helping Neighbor approach seeks to support state, tribal and local agencies, civic organizations, faith-based groups and other community organizations that serve the whole community. Get involved in your community and act today! 

Be hurricane prepared.

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Bulloch County VOAD Volunteers

Bulloch County VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) a local non-profit that responds to humanitarian needs in times of disaster, is preparing for hurricane season during hurricane preparedness week. If your church, business or organization would like to learn more about becoming a Bulloch VOAD partner agency, reach out to DeWayne Grice by email at

Each day this week we are bringing you tips and ideas about hurricane preparedness. Last year Bulloch County were spared a major hurricane event. 2020 was the first year since Matthew in 2016 that our community has not had to respond to a hurricane threat.

Special thanks to Glenn/Davis & Associates an Assured Partners company along with Auto-Owners Insurance for sponsoring hurricane preparedness coverage.

DeWayne Grice

Herschel DeWayne Grice is the founder of Grice Connect an online news and information company in Statesboro, Georgia. DeWayne has been active in the media for over three decades. He brings a unique insight...