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TEMA launches MAJIC during National Preparedness Month

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency launched National Disaster Preparedness Month activities yesterday by unveiling a new communications center at its Nashville headquarters.

The Multi-Agency Joint Information Center, or MAJIC, is a collaborative effort between TEMA, the state’s Department of Health, the Tennessee Department of the Military and Middle Tennessee State University.

According to a press statement, MTSU will provide “live, high-definition satellite video uplinks that government agencies and TV stations can use to broadcast information to the public during disasters and public health emergencies.”

Maj. Gen. Max Haston, the state’s highest ranking military officer, suggested Tennessee’s take a few minutes this month to get their families prepared for an emergency.

“Just taking a little while to have an emergency plan, to have things packed in a bag or a box, things that you could need that you could survive. Make sure that you have a family connection plan; having those phone numbers, having that critical banking information in one location.”

For a list of items you might include in your disaster prep kit, visit the website ready.gov