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

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).

Tornado Drill to be Held on Nov. 4

(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) is holding a statewide tornado drill Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 9:30 a.m. This event coincides with Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Day.

GEMA/HS Encourages Participation in the Great SouthEast ShakeOut Drill

(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) is partnering with the Great SouthEast ShakeOut to educate Georgians on the importance of being prepared. At 10:15 a.m. on October 15, participants will “Drop, Cover and Hold On” to practice what to do in the event of an earthquake.

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?