Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency

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.

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Winter Weather Preparedness

Winter is fast approaching and although our state may not experience as harsh a season as some others, Georgia's weather is usually unpredictable and can be dangerous. For tips on keeping you, your family and your property safe throughout the season, visit: https://gema.georgia.gov/plan-prepare/storms-disasters/winter.

Latest Information

Winter Weather Preparedness Week is December 6-10

(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency, in partnership with the National Weather Service and the Georgia Department of Transportation, is gearing up for Winter Weather Preparedness Week on Dec. 6-10. In preparation for inclement weather, Georgians will be encouraged to learn about winter weather threats, review or create a family communications plan and consider what items are best for their Ready kits.

Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Day Is November 3

(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency and the National Weather Service, declare November 3rd, as Georgia’s Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Day, encouraging schools, businesses and individuals to take part in a severe weather exercise/tornado drill at 9:30 a.m.

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

(ATLANTA) – Cyber Attacks have become more sophisticated and more frequent in the past year, with businesses and government agencies targeted by ransomware and other scams. The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency is recognizing October as Cyber Security Awareness Month, and is encouraging citizens, businesses and government agencies across the state to learn how to secure their information through computers, mobile phones and other devices.

September is National Preparedness Month

(ATLANTA) – As assessments of the damage from Hurricane Ida begin, it’s a reminder that no matter the event, Georgians need to be prepared. To help reinforce the importance of being prepared, September has been designated as National Preparedness Month.

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

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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?