Major Disaster Declared for Eight Counties, Public Assistance Available

(ATLANTA) – Governor Brian Kemp requested a Major Disaster Declaration for severe storms and tornadoes that occurred March 25-26, 2021, based on joint federal, state and local preliminary damage assessments totaling more than $28 million. The disaster declaration was approved by President Joe Biden, making public assistance available for eight counties in Georgia.

National Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 9-15

(ATLANTA) – As the beginning of Hurricane Season is approaching, National Hurricane Preparedness Week is the ideal time for all Georgians to prepare and recognize the risks of hurricanes, and what to do before, during and after a storm. The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS), in partnership with the National Weather Service, is recognizing May 9-15 as National Hurricane Preparedness Week.

GEMA/HS Mass Vaccination Sites in Emerson and Hapeville Closed Due to Inclement Weather on May 3

(ATLANTA) – The Mass Vaccination Sites at the Delta Flight Museum in Hapeville, Ga., and the LakePoint Sports Complex in Emerson, Ga. operated by the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) are closed for the rest of today, May 3, due to inclement weather.

GECA Offering Grant for Next Generation 911 Training

(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Emergency Communications Authority (GECA) has opened applications for a 911 Training Grant that fully reimburses primary 911 Centers for Next Generation 911 training.

All GEMA/HS Mass Vaccination Sites Allowing Drive-Ups for the Johnson and Johnson Vaccine Beginning Monday

(ATLANTA) – Beginning Monday, May 3, all eight Mass Vaccination Sites operated by the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) will allow drive-ups with no appointment necessary for the COVID-19 Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

State Mass Vaccination Sites Shift to Johnson and Johnson Vaccine, Pfizer 2nd Doses

(ATLANTA) – Today, the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS), the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), and the Governor's Office announced that the eight state-operated mass vaccination sites will shift to providing single-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine and Pfizer second doses through May 21. First doses of the Pfizer vaccine will not be administered at these sites after April 30.

GEMA/HS Mass Vaccination Site in Savannah Closed due to Inclement Weather on April 24

(SAVANNAH, Ga.) – The Mass Vaccination Site at Gulfstream Aerospace in Savannah, Ga. operated by the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) will be closed for the rest of today, April 24 due to inclement weather.

GEMA/HS Reaches Milestone of 250,000 Georgians Vaccinated at Mass Vaccination Sites

(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency reached the milestone of a quarter of a million Georgians vaccinated at the agency’s Mass Vaccination Sites across the state today.

Extended Hours Thursday and Saturday at the Columbus Civic Center COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Site

(COLUMBUS, Ga.) – The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security (GEMA/HS) Mass Vaccination Site at the Columbus Civic Center in Columbus, Ga. will have extended hours on Thursday, April 15 and will be open an additional day this week on Saturday, April 17.

GEMA/HS Mass Vaccination Site in Macon Providing COVID-19 Vaccinations With No Appointment Necessary Beginning Thursday

(MACON, Ga.) – The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) is providing COVID-19 vaccinations with no appointment necessary at the Macon Farmers Market Mass Vaccination Site in Macon, Ga. beginning Thursday, April 8.