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

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.

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

(ATLANTA) – Technology often makes everyday life simpler, but it 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 (GEMA/HS) is recognizing October as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and is encouraging citizens across the state to learn how to secure their information through computers, mobile phones and other devices. This year’s theme is “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.”

Application Period For FEMA BRIC and FMA Grants Now Open

(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) Hazard Mitigation Department is pleased to inform communities that FEMA has opened the application period for the Building Resilient Infrastructure & Communities (BRIC) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grants.

GEMA/HS Encourages Georgians to Prepare for Tropical Storm Sally

(ATLANTA) – Hurricane Sally made landfall and is now a tropical storm that will move through parts of North and Central Georgia on Thursday and Friday. Though the storm is expected to weaken to a tropical depression as it moves through Georgia, the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency is encouraging citizens to be prepared as the storm has the potential to cause flooding and severe weather.

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?