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(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency, in partnership with the National Weather Service and the Georgia Department of Transportation, is gearing up for Winter Weather Preparedness Week on Dec. 6-10. In preparation for inclement weather, Georgians will be encouraged to learn about winter weather threats, review or create a family communications plan and consider what items are best for their Ready kits.
(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency and the National Weather Service, declare November 3rd, as Georgia’s Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Day, encouraging schools, businesses and individuals to take part in a severe weather exercise/tornado drill at 9:30 a.m.
(ATLANTA) – Cyber Attacks have become more sophisticated and more frequent in the past year, with businesses and government agencies targeted by ransomware and other scams. The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency is recognizing October as Cyber Security Awareness Month, and is encouraging citizens, businesses and government agencies across the state to learn how to secure their information through computers, mobile phones and other devices.
(ATLANTA) – As assessments of the damage from Hurricane Ida begin, it’s a reminder that no matter the event, Georgians need to be prepared. To help reinforce the importance of being prepared, September has been designated as National Preparedness Month.
(ATLANTA) – With heavy rain, flooding and high winds from Tropical Storm Elsa threatening the state, Governor Brian P. Kemp declared a State of Emergency Tuesday evening for 92 counties, ensuring state resources are available for those potentially affected by the storm.
(ATLANTA) – Effective May 27, Gordon County is added to Federal Disaster Declaration 4600-DR-GA, as eligible for Public Assistance, including Direct Federal Assistance as a result of severe weather and tornadoes that occurred on March 25-26.
(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS), along with local emergency management agencies, are encouraging citizens across the state to prepare their four-legged family members for any natural or man-made disasters that may occur.
(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency closed out operations at the eight mass vaccination sites across Georgia on May 21, after administering 357,668 total doses of Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson vaccine.
(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.
(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.