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

The State of Georgia has a new COVID-19 hotline. If you believe that you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, please contact your primary care doctor, an urgent care clinic, or your local federally qualified healthcare center. Please do not show up unannounced at an emergency room or health care facility.

Coronavirus Hotline: (844) 442-2681

We continue to work with our state and federal partners to give you the most up-to-date and relevant information regarding Coronavirus. Visit the DPH website at https://dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronavirus and learn more about precautions you can take to protect yourself, your business, and your community.

Click here to view the COVID-19 Situation Report for 3/27/2020. To view past COVID-19 Situation Reports for 3/20/2020 to 3/26/2020, click here.

For a current list of all Georgia services that have suspended disconnections amid COVID-19, click here to view. If you do not see your service listed, please contact your utility or service provider directly as some businesses are offering alternate payment arrangements for this situation.

Vendors interested in providing supplies or services to support Georgia's COVID-19 response, click here to fill out the form.

Latest Information

GECA and the Georgia Office of EMS and Trauma Partner to Provide Guidance to PSAPs Concerning COVID-19

(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Emergency Communications Authority (GECA) in partnership with the Georgia Office of EMS and Trauma is encouraging Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) communications officers to ask callers specific questions related to COVID-19 if the disease is suspected and relay the information to emergency responders prior to dispatch.

Governor Declares State of Emergency for 120 Georgia Counties Due To Flooding

(ATLANTA) – In response to the flooding across Georgia associated with prolonged heavy rainfall, Gov. Brian Kemp today signed an executive order declaring a state of emergency for 120 Georgia counties south of I-20.

Flood Safety Preparedness Week Begins March 9

(ATLANTA) – Flooding can happen whenever it rains, with little or no time to prepare or evacuate. Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency recognizes Flood Safety Preparedness Week March 9-13. The week encourages residents and their families to prepare for flooding.

Application period for Homeland Security Grant Program opens Feb. 19

(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency announced the opening of the application period for the Homeland Security Grant Program Wednesday.

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?