October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

(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.

September is National Preparedness Month

(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.

Governor Kemp Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Tropical Storm Elsa

(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.

Gordon County Eligible for Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Funding Following March 25-26 Severe Weather and Tornadoes

(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.

June is Pet Preparedness Month

(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.

More than 357,000 vaccinations given at GEMA/HS Mass Vaccination Sites

(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.

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.