The Georgia Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security released a statement Wednesday, urging Georgians to be vigilant in the wake of the Boston Marathon explosions.
Read the statement below:
In the aftermath of Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon, our thoughts go out to everyone impacted by this senseless act of violence.
“This attack on innocent people is a chilling reminder of the need to always be vigilant, but not fearful, as we go about our daily lives,” says GEMA/Homeland Security Director Charley English.
Public safety officials through the Georgia Information Sharing and Analysis Center (GISAC) remain in contact with the appropriate federal, state and local officials in Boston regarding the explosions. The investigation continues and both law enforcement and homeland security agencies are monitoring the situation closely.
GISAC is updating information in the Homeland Security Information Network, which local law enforcement agencies monitor. Currently, there are no additional threats associated with this act. If any information is developed that impacts Georgia, prompt appropriate actions will be taken.
“Our best weapon against terrorism is you,” Director English adds. “If you see something that doesn't look right, report it to local authorities.”
GEMA's Ready Georgia campaign reminds Georgians that there is more to emergency preparedness than your Ready kit. Be aware of your surroundings and report suspicious activities to local law enforcement.