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

Severe Weather Preparedness

Spring is traditionally a period where the threat of high winds, hail and lightning from tornadoes, and severe thunderstorms greatly increases. Everyone should review their emergency procedures and prepare for weather-related hazards.


Latest Information

Application period for Homeland Security Grant Program opens Feb. 19

(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency announced the opening of the application period for the Homeland Security Grant Program Wednesday.

FirstNet Engagement Workshops

(ATLANTA) – The FirstNet Engagement Workshop will provide a hands-on opportunity for your agency to engage with the First Responder Network Authority to analyze how the network's products and services can support your mission, communications capabilities, and operational protocols.

PrepareAthon! Tornado Drill to be held on Feb. 5

(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency is holding a statewide PrepareAthon! tornado drill Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 9 a.m. This event coincides with Severe Weather Preparedness Week to encourage Georgians to prepare now for any type of severe weather.

Severe Weather Preparedness Week Starts Feb. 3

(ATLANTA) – Governor Brian Kemp, in coordination with the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) and the National Weather Service (NWS), issued a proclamation calling on Georgians to educate themselves and understand the threats of severe weather during Severe Weather Preparedness Week, which will take place from Feb. 3 to Feb. 7.

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?