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Hurricane Season

Mid-August to late October marks the peak of the Atlantic 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. Hurricanes can cause catastrophic damage even hundreds of miles inland, so every resident needs to understand their risks and should plan what to do in the event of an evacuation.

Latest Information

GECA awarded nearly $4 million to assist with state Next Generation 911 services

(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency’s Georgia Emergency Communications Authority was awarded a federal grant of $3,994,283 to aid in the transition to Next Generation 911 (NG911) services throughout the state. NG911 will allow for greater caller location accuracy, improved response times by first responders, and allow for data to be shared to 911 centers and first responders. The NG911 grant will fund statewide technology and operations assessments, Geographic Information Systems data readiness analyses, and NG911 training.

 

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GEMA/HS changes training registration process

Due to system updates, the process for training registration has changed. Prospective students may go to the training course calendar to view upcoming courses and send an email to the training division at training@gema.ga.gov containing the student's full name, last four of their SSN, course title and dates of the course to register.

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GEMA/HS Retires Ready Georgia App

After almost of decade of operation, the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency will be retiring its Ready Georgia app. The app was launched in an effort to make Ready Georgia more accessible, but with the launch of the agency’s new mobile friendly site, all Ready Georgia information will still be available on mobile phones and tablets.

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