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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.
As a coastal state, Georgia is at risk for hurricanes that form in the southern Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico. With the 2021 Hurricane Season already in full swing, you need to take steps now to prepare. For information on how to protect your family and property, visit: https://gema.georgia.gov/hurricanes.
(ATLANTA) – With heavy rain, flooding and high winds from Tropical Storm Elsa threatening the state, Governor Brian P. Kemp declared a State of Emergency Tuesday evening for 92 counties, ensuring state resources are available for those potentially affected by the storm.
(ATLANTA) – Effective May 27, Gordon County is added to Federal Disaster Declaration 4600-DR-GA, as eligible for Public Assistance, including Direct Federal Assistance as a result of severe weather and tornadoes that occurred on March 25-26.
(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS), along with local emergency management agencies, are encouraging citizens across the state to prepare their four-legged family members for any natural or man-made disasters that may occur.
(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency closed out operations at the eight mass vaccination sites across Georgia on May 21, after administering 357,668 total doses of Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson vaccine.
GEMA/HS employees are on call 24/7 to assist local authorities when disaster strikes.
Have you downloaded the mobile app that allows users to send reports of suspicious activity directly to state law enforcement for further investigation?