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.

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Hurricane Preparedness

As a coastal state, Georgia is at risk for hurricanes that form in the southern Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico. With the 2021 Hurricane Season already in full swing, you need to take steps now to prepare. For information on how to protect your family and property, visit:

Latest Information

September is National Preparedness Month

(ATLANTA) – As assessments of the damage from Hurricane Ida begin, it’s a reminder that no matter the event, Georgians need to be prepared. To help reinforce the importance of being prepared, September has been designated as National Preparedness Month.

Governor Kemp Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Tropical Storm Elsa

(ATLANTA) – With heavy rain, flooding and high winds from Tropical Storm Elsa threatening the state, Governor Brian P. Kemp declared a State of Emergency Tuesday evening for 92 counties, ensuring state resources are available for those potentially affected by the storm.

Gordon County Eligible for Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Funding Following March 25-26 Severe Weather and Tornadoes

(ATLANTA) – Effective May 27, Gordon County is added to Federal Disaster Declaration 4600-DR-GA, as eligible for Public Assistance, including Direct Federal Assistance as a result of severe weather and tornadoes that occurred on March 25-26.

June is Pet Preparedness Month

(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS), along with local emergency management agencies, are encouraging citizens across the state to prepare their four-legged family members for any natural or man-made disasters that may occur.

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?