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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.
The Atlantic Hurricane Season has begun, and with NOAA predicting above-average hurricane activity this year, we encourage everyone to be prepared ahead of time. Visit gema.georgia.gov/hurricanes for tips on prepping before a hurricane strikes.
(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) announces the appointment of Greg Whitaker as the Executive Director for the Georgia Emergency Communications Authority (GECA). He will begin his role on May 16.
(ATLANTA) – Businesses and residents affected by the severe storms and tornadoes on April 5-6 in Bryan, Bulloch, Chatham, Effingham, Evans and Liberty counties can now apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS), in partnership with the National Weather Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), is recognizing May 1-7 as National Hurricane Preparedness Week. This is the ideal time for Georgians to learn and recognize the risks hurricanes pose, as well as plan and prepare for what to do before, during and after a storm.
(ATLANTA) – Businesses and residents affected by the severe storms and tornadoes on April 5-6 in Burke and Screven counties can now apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
GEMA/HS employees are on call 24/7 to assist local authorities when disaster strikes.
Have you downloaded the mobile app that allows users to send reports of suspicious activity directly to state law enforcement for further investigation?