GEMA/HS Announces New GECA Executive Director

(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) announces the appointment of Greg Whitaker as the Executive Director for the Georgia Emergency Communications Authority (GECA). He will begin his role on May 16.

 

National Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 1-7

(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS), in partnership with the National Weather Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), is recognizing May 1-7 as National Hurricane Preparedness Week. This is the ideal time for Georgians to learn and recognize the risks hurricanes pose, as well as plan and prepare for what to do before, during and after a storm.

Disaster Assistance Available for Six Georgia Counties

(ATLANTA) – Businesses and residents affected by the severe storms and tornadoes on April 5-6 in Bryan, Bulloch, Chatham, Effingham, Evans and Liberty counties can now apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

 

Disaster Assistance Available for Two Georgia Counties

(ATLANTA) – Businesses and residents affected by the severe storms and tornadoes on April 5-6 in Burke and Screven counties can now apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Flood Safety Preparedness Week begins March 7

(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS), in partnership with the National Weather Service, recognizes Flood Safety Preparedness Week March 7-11. The week encourages all Georgians to prepare for flooding.

Application period for Homeland Security Grant Program opens Feb. 14

(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency announces the opening of the application period for the Homeland Security Grant Program Monday, February 14.

Severe Weather Preparedness Week Starts Feb. 7

(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency, in partnership with the National Weather Service, encourages Georgians to learn and understand the threats of severe weather as well as prepare for various weather events during Severe Weather Preparedness Week on Feb. 7-11.

GEMA/HS hosts 2022 Georgia School Safety & Homeland Security Conference

(Columbus, GA) – The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency, in partnership with the Georgia Department of Education, will be hosting the 2022 Georgia School Safety & Homeland Security Conference on June 21-23 in Columbus, Ga. Formerly known as the ‘Safety in our Schools’ conference, the Georgia School Safety and Homeland Security Conference is the state’s premiere and longest running conference for school safety.

Winter Weather Preparedness Week is December 6-10

(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.

Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Day Is November 3

(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.