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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.
The phrase “April showers bring may flowers,” while being true in our state, is only part of the story. Georgia’s weather is famously unpredictable, and even more so in the spring. There can be rain, thunderstorms, hail and/or tornadoes. To learn how to protect yourself, your loved ones and your home, in any type of weather, visit https://gema.georgia.gov/plan-prepare/storms-disasters.
(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency announced the appointment of Chief of Intelligence, Linda Criblez, to Deputy Director of Homeland Security, effective March 16. In her new role, Criblez will help oversee and coordinate homeland security and intelligence activities for the agency.
(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency, in partnership with the National Weather Service, recognizes March 6-10 as Flood Safety Preparedness Week. The week encourages all Georgians to act now to prepare for flooding before it happens.
(Athens, GA) – The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency, in partnership with the Georgia Department of Education, is hosting the 2023 Georgia School Safety & Homeland Security Conference on June 19-21, at The Classic Center in Athens, Ga. The Georgia School Safety and Homeland Security Conference is the state’s premiere and longest-running conference for school safety.
(ATLANTA) – At the direction of Governor Brian P. Kemp, on Feb. 15, the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency requested an increase in the federal cost share for FEMA Public Assistance programs to 100 percent for Spalding County and Butts County, in response to the severe storms and tornadoes that impacted the state on January 12, 2023. To date, costs for debris removal and emergency response in the hardest hit areas exceeds $15 million.
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?