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.


Coronavirus Information

We continue to work with our state and federal partners to give you relevant information regarding Coronavirus. For more information on COVID-19, please visit gema.georgia.gov/coronavirus.

For information on testing visit https://dph.georgia.gov/covidtesting

Latest Information

Major Disaster Declared for 21 Counties, Public Assistance Available

Governor Brian Kemp requested a Major Disaster Declaration for Tropical Storm Zeta based on joint federal, state and local preliminary damage assessments totaling more than $22 million. The disaster declaration approved by President Donald Trump makes public assistance available for 21 counties in Georgia.

12 Days of Preparedness begins Christmas Day

(ATLANTA) – Christmas is typically the time for celebration, but this year the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency is kicking off the 12 Days of Preparedness campaign to encourage its citizens to prepare for the winter months. From December 25 to January 5, Georgians will learn about topics from winterizing their homes, to safely dealing with winter hazards, as well as what additional items to put in their Ready kits.

Winter Weather Preparedness Week begins Dec. 7

(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS), in partnership with the National Weather Service and the Georgia Department of Transportation, is preparing for Winter Weather Preparedness Week Dec. 7-11. This week encourages Georgians to prepare for inclement winter weather by learning about winter weather threats, reviewing or creating a family communications plan and considering what items to put in their Ready Kits.

GEMA/HS Closes Out 2009 Flooding Event DR 1858

(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) submitted final paperwork to the Federal Emergency Management Agency Thursday, requesting the official closure of Georgia’s catastrophic flooding event in 2009 (DR 1858).

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?