GEMA/HS Notification Software Improves Coordination Efforts During Incidents

(ATLANTA) – Over the past two years, an alert software has helped the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) better coordinate emergency responses.

Governor Kemp Issues Emergency Declaration for Fulton County; GEMA, Grady Hospital, Dept. of Public Health Hold Press Briefing

(ATLANTA) – Following a catastrophic failure of Grady Memorial Hospital's internal piping system that rendered multiple floors of the hospital inoperable, the hospital began total diversion of ambulance driven patients on December 7th with partial diversion still in place today.

GEMA/HS recognizes Northwest Georgia students for brochure contest

(ATLANTA) – While people may be used to hearing about earthquakes in the western part of the United States, in recent years Georgia and the southeast region had some minor tremors too. To teach children how to protect themselves in an earthquake, planners from the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency visited Northwest Georgia schools and hosted educational events and a county-wide earthquake informational brochure contest.

GEMA/HS prepares for Winter Weather Preparedness Week, December 2

(ATLANTA) – The weather outside isn’t frightful yet, but the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency, in partnership with the National Weather Service and GDOT, is gearing up for Winter Weather Preparedness Week on Dec. 2-6. This week encourages Georgians to prepare for inclement winter weather by learning about winter weather threats, reviewing or creating a family communications plan and considering what items to put in their Ready kits.

GEMA/HS multi-agency Radiological Emergency Preparedness exercise helps ensure quick, coordinated state response

(ATLANTA) – Georgia is home to two nuclear power facilities and 75 counties are within 50 miles of a nuclear facility. To ensure the state is ready to respond if a radiological emergency occurred, the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency’s Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program (REP) held a multi-agency tabletop exercise at the State Operations Center today.

Georgia announces Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Day, November 6.

(ATLANTA) – Governor Brian Kemp, in coordination with the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency and the National Weather Service, is declaring Nov. 6, as Georgia’s Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Day and encouraging schools, businesses and individuals to take part in the severe weather exercise/tornado test at 9:30 am.

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

(ATLANTA) – The convenience that technology brings makes everyday life simpler, but also makes it easier for criminals to perpetrate financial crimes through the theft of personal data and use of malicious software. The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency is recognizing October as Cyber Security Awareness Month, and is encouraging citizens across the state to learn how to secure their information through computers, mobile phones and other devices.

September is National Preparedness Month

(ATLANTA) – None of the weather threats that Georgia faces have done more damage statewide than flooding, yet less than two percent of homes in the state are covered by flood insurance. Governor Brian Kemp has declared September as National Preparedness Month, with the goal of Georgians being “Prepared, Not Scared,” for floods and any other disasters, both physically and financially.

GEMA/HS Provides Information on Hurricane Dorian Response

(ATLANTA) – Ahead of Hurricane Dorian, Governor Brian Kemp issued a mandatory evacuation of individuals east of Interstate 95 in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Glynn, Liberty, and McIntosh counties starting at noon today.

The Governor's order also directed the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) and Georgia Department of Transportation to establish westerly contraflow on Interstate 16 starting at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Georgians in the evacuation zone are encouraged to review the evacuation routes.

Gov. Kemp, Emergency Management Officials to Give Update on Hurricane Dorian

Governor Brian Kemp, Adjutant General Tom Carden, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John King, Department of Public Safety Commissioner Mark McDonough, and Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Homer Bryson to give update on Hurricane Dorian at GEMA/HS in the Media Room on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 1:00 PM. Media representatives wishing to shoot photos or video should arrive at 12:30 PM. State officials will be available to answer questions following the briefing.