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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.
Winter weather in Georgia is notoriously unpredictable, and can range from snow or subfreezing temperatures, as well as strong winds or even ice or heavy rain storms. Winter storms, which often affect North Georgia, result in extreme cold, downed power lines and blocked roads and highways. We encourage you to learn about Georgia’s winter weather and how to prepare for whatever Mother Nature may send our way!
(ATLANTA) – Over the past two years, an alert software has helped the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) better coordinate emergency responses.
(ATLANTA) – Following a catastrophic failure of Grady Memorial Hospital's internal piping system that rendered multiple floors of the hospital inoperable, the hospital began total diversion of ambulance driven patients on December 7th with partial diversion still in place today.
(ATLANTA) – While people may be used to hearing about earthquakes in the western part of the United States, in recent years Georgia and the southeast region had some minor tremors too. To teach children how to protect themselves in an earthquake, planners from the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency visited Northwest Georgia schools and hosted educational events and a county-wide earthquake informational brochure contest.
GEMA/HS employees are on call 24/7 to assist local authorities when disaster strikes.