Application Period For FEMA BRIC and FMA Grants Now Open

(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) Hazard Mitigation Department is pleased to inform communities that FEMA has opened the application period for the Building Resilient Infrastructure & Communities (BRIC) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grants.

GEMA/HS Encourages Georgians to Prepare for Tropical Storm Sally

(ATLANTA) – Hurricane Sally made landfall and is now a tropical storm that will move through parts of North and Central Georgia on Thursday and Friday. Though the storm is expected to weaken to a tropical depression as it moves through Georgia, the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency is encouraging citizens to be prepared as the storm has the potential to cause flooding and severe weather.

GIO COVID-19 Data Hub Replaces GEMA/HS COVID-19 SITREP On Sept. 5

(ATLANTA) – With the recent release of the web-based COVID-19 Data Hub by the Georgia Geospatial Information Office, effective Saturday, Sept. 5, the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency will no longer publish the daily COVID-19 Situation Report (SITREP).

Governor Kemp Names New Director, Chief of Staff for GEMA/HS

(ATLANTA) -- Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced Chris Stallings as the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency Director, and Mike Smith as the GEMA/HS Chief of Staff during a press conference in the State Operations Center, following the retirement of Director Homer Bryson.

National Preparedness Month Begins September 1

(ATLANTA) – September is National Preparedness Month and the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) is working with local emergency management agencies to encourage citizens across the state to prepare themselves and their families for natural and man-made disasters. This year’s National Preparedness Month theme is “Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today.”

GEMA/HS Responds to AJC Article on Open Records Requests

(ATLANTA) – Today, the Atlanta Journal Constitution published an article by staff writer David Wickert, implying that the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency was withholding documents related to the state’s COVID-19 response in violation of the Georgia Open Records Act.

GEMA/HS Releasing Three Million Cloth Face Coverings to Counties, Department of Education

(ATLANTA) – The Office of Governor Brian P. Kemp announced the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency is releasing a total of three million cloth face coverings in July, to the Georgia Department of Education and 39 county emergency management agencies across the state.

CVS Closing Georgia Tech COVID-19 Testing Site, Expanding Testing With 86 Drive-Thru Sites Across Georgia

(ATLANTA) - After three months and nearly 60,000 COVID-19 tests, CVS announced that June 27, is the final day of COVID-19 testing at the drive-thru testing site at Georgia Tech.

 

GEMA/HS Preparing COVID-19 Alternate Care Facility in Milledgeville

(ATLANTA) - The Office of Governor Brian P. Kemp announced the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency is preparing a COVID-19 alternate care facility for non-critical patients in Milledgeville.

Priority COVID-19 Testing Available for All Georgia First Responders

(ATLANTA) – To help maintain the readiness of first responders, the Georgia Department of Public Health, in partnership with the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency will begin COVID-19 priority testing June 15, for first responders at all specimen points of collection (SPOC) sites throughout Georgia.