Governor Declares State of Emergency for 120 Georgia Counties Due To Flooding

(ATLANTA) – In response to the flooding across Georgia associated with prolonged heavy rainfall, Gov. Brian Kemp today signed an executive order declaring a state of emergency for 120 Georgia counties south of I-20.

Flood Safety Preparedness Week Begins March 9

(ATLANTA) – Flooding can happen whenever it rains, with little or no time to prepare or evacuate. Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency recognizes Flood Safety Preparedness Week March 9-13. The week encourages residents and their families to prepare for flooding.

Application period for Homeland Security Grant Program opens Feb. 19

(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency announced the opening of the application period for the Homeland Security Grant Program Wednesday.

FirstNet Engagement Workshops

(ATLANTA) – The FirstNet Engagement Workshop will provide a hands-on opportunity for your agency to engage with the First Responder Network Authority to analyze how the network's products and services can support your mission, communications capabilities, and operational protocols.

PrepareAthon! Tornado Drill to be held on Feb. 5

(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency is holding a statewide PrepareAthon! tornado drill Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 9 a.m. This event coincides with Severe Weather Preparedness Week to encourage Georgians to prepare now for any type of severe weather.

Severe Weather Preparedness Week Starts Feb. 3

(ATLANTA) – Governor Brian Kemp, in coordination with the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) and the National Weather Service (NWS), issued a proclamation calling on Georgians to educate themselves and understand the threats of severe weather during Severe Weather Preparedness Week, which will take place from Feb. 3 to Feb. 7.

Off-Duty GEMA/HS Employee Helps Fight Fire at Neighbor’s Home, ADT Donates $5,000 to a Charity of His Choice

(BRUNSWICK) – On Monday, alarm company ADT recognized the quick action of Homeland Security Coordinator Sidney Bush of Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) by donating $5,000 in his name, to a charity of his choice, after he helped fight a fire at his neighbor’s house last month.

GEMA/HS Notification Software Improves Coordination Efforts During Incidents

(ATLANTA) – Over the past two years, an alert software has helped the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) better coordinate emergency responses.

Governor Kemp Issues Emergency Declaration for Fulton County; GEMA, Grady Hospital, Dept. of Public Health Hold Press Briefing

(ATLANTA) – Following a catastrophic failure of Grady Memorial Hospital's internal piping system that rendered multiple floors of the hospital inoperable, the hospital began total diversion of ambulance driven patients on December 7th with partial diversion still in place today.

GEMA/HS recognizes Northwest Georgia students for brochure contest

(ATLANTA) – While people may be used to hearing about earthquakes in the western part of the United States, in recent years Georgia and the southeast region had some minor tremors too. To teach children how to protect themselves in an earthquake, planners from the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency visited Northwest Georgia schools and hosted educational events and a county-wide earthquake informational brochure contest.