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.

Severe Weather

Fall Severe Weather Preparedness

To help Georgians prepare for severe weather, GEMA/HS’s Ready Georgia campaign offers resources and information residents can use to be informed about potential threats, develop a communications plan and create an emergency supply kit.

Employers can use the Ready Your Business guide to create custom contingency plans, and children can visit the ReadyKids page for age-appropriate information, videos and games. Your county emergency management agency is also a great resource for information or tips to help you and your family stay prepared.

Latest Information

GEMA/HS multi-agency Radiological Emergency Preparedness exercise helps ensure quick, coordinated state response

(ATLANTA) – Georgia is home to two nuclear power facilities and 75 counties are within 50 miles of a nuclear facility. To ensure the state is ready to respond if a radiological emergency occurred, the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency’s Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program (REP) held a multi-agency tabletop exercise at the State Operations Center today.

Georgia announces Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Day, November 6.

(ATLANTA) – Governor Brian Kemp, in coordination with the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency and the National Weather Service, is declaring Nov. 6, as Georgia’s Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Day and encouraging schools, businesses and individuals to take part in the severe weather exercise/tornado test at 9:30 am.

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

(ATLANTA) – The convenience that technology brings makes everyday life simpler, but also makes it easier for criminals to perpetrate financial crimes through the theft of personal data and use of malicious software. The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency is recognizing October as Cyber Security Awareness Month, and is encouraging citizens across the state to learn how to secure their information through computers, mobile phones and other devices.

 

GEMA/HS employees are on call 24/7 to assist local authorities when disaster strikes.