Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency

Who is GEMA/HS?

We are the state's preparedness, response, and recovery agency.

We work with public and private sector organizations to prevent and respond to natural and man-made emergencies.

Hurricane Season

Hurricane Season

As a coastal state, Georgia is at risk for hurricanes that form in the southern Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico. Visit https://gema.georgia.gov/hurricanes for more information.

 

Latest Information

GEMA/HS Joins National Effort to Promote Infrastructure Security and Resilience

(ATLANTA) – November is Infrastructure Security Month across the nation, and Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) has committed to participate in this effort of focusing on the importance of our nation’s critical infrastructure.

GEMA/HS Named Former CIA Senior Officer as New Chief of Intelligence

(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency welcomed former Central Intelligence Agency senior officer, Linda Criblez, as the Homeland Security Division’s Chief of Intelligence. In her new role, Criblez will spearhead GEMA/HS’ intelligence unit to expand the collection and sharing of analysis with the goal of enhancing public and school safety in Georgia.

GEMA/HS, NWS prepares for Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Day, November 2

(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency, in partnership with the National Weather Service, declare November 2 as Georgia’s Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Day for schools, businesses and individuals to take part in a severe weather exercise/tornado drill at 9:30 a.m.

National Preparedness Month Begins September 1

ATLANTA, GA – Since Georgia is now in the peak of hurricane season, residents should look forward to preparing for the unexpected. September is National Preparedness Month, and the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS), in partnership with local emergency management agencies, encourage all Georgians to prepare for natural and man-made disasters during this month. This year’s National Preparedness Month’s theme is “A Lasting Legacy.”

Press Conference Hurricane Dorian

GEMA/HS employees are on call 24/7 to assist local authorities when disaster strikes.

See Something, Send Something App

See Something, Send Something App

Have you downloaded the mobile app that allows users to send reports of suspicious activity directly to state law enforcement for further investigation?