Storms & Disasters


Alerts and Warnings

Today’s technologies make it easier than ever to stay weather aware. Learn more about your options for receiving severe weather warnings, even while you sleep. Read more…

Drought

Help combat drought effects by conserving water and energy. Read more…

Earthquakes

Although rare in Georgia, they do occur from time to time. Identify potential hazards ahead of time and know what steps to take during an earthquake to significantly reduce your chance of injury and property damage. Read more…

Explosions

Explosions usually occur suddenly, so it’s important to learn in advance how to respond to an explosion and its aftermath. Read more…

Extreme Heat

A heat wave is a period of abnormally and uncomfortably hot and unusually humid weather typically lasting two or more days. Extreme heat can be deadly. Learn how to keep yourself safe when temperatures soar. Read more…

Floods and Flash Floods

Flooding is common after spring rains or heavy thunderstorms. Learn how to stay safe when waters are rising. Read more…

House Fires

Each year, household fires cause nearly 3,000 deaths and more than 12,000 injuries nationwide. Many residential fire-related deaths can be prevented through planning and proper response. Learn the critical steps to prepare and keep your family safe. Read more…

Hurricanes

As a coastal state, Georgia is particularly at risk for hurricanes. Storms that form in the southern Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico have the potential to affect our state. Every resident – not just those who live along the coast — should know how to stay safe when hurricanes strike. Read more…

Public Health Emergencies

Public health emergencies can strike at any time. Chemical threats. Biological threats. Ebola. Learn about the risks and what action you should take when these emergencies occur. Read more…

Terriorism

Terrorism is a deliberate use of violence against civilians for political or religious means. Prepare for terrorist threats and learn how to stay safe in the event of an attack. Read more…

Thunderstorms and Lightning

All thunderstorms are dangerous because they can produce strong winds, lightning, tornadoes, hail and flash flooding. But because they are so common, people often become complacent and fail to take safety precautions. Learn more about staying safe when you face a threatening storm. Read more…

Tornadoes

Tornadoes are nature’s most violent storms. They can appear without warning and can be invisible until dust and debris are picked up or a funnel cloud appears. Planning and practicing specifically how and where you take shelter can be the difference between life and death. Read more…

Wildfires

More and more people are making their homes in wooded settings near forests and remote mountains sites. There, homeowners enjoy the beauty of the environment, but face the very real danger of wildfires. Read more…

Winter Advisories and Ice Storms

While the danger from winter weather varies across the state, most Georgians are likely to face some type of severe winter weather at some point in their lives. Preparation and good decision making are critical to staying safe when winter weather strikes. Read more…