GEMA/HS Mass Vaccination Sites Opens February 22 to Public

(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency is opening four Mass Vaccination Sites for COVID-19 on February 22, throughout the state. The drive-through sites have the capacity to vaccinate 1,100 people per day, per site for a total of 22,000 people a week between each of the four sites.

Application period for Homeland Security Grant Program opens Feb. 15

(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency’s Homeland Security Grant Program announced the opening of its application period Monday.

GECA aids Jeff Davis County after devastating fire at county 911 Center

(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Emergency Communications Authority (GECA) worked with local 911 officials to restore critical 911 services using mobile technology following a devastating fire at the Jeff Davis County 911 center January 30.

GEMA/HS Unveils New Program to Help Schools Improve Security

(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) has started a new program to help schools identify vulnerabilities at their facilities and improve their level of safety.

PrepareAthon! Tornado Drill to be held on Feb. 3

(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) is holding a statewide PrepareAthon! tornado drill Wednesday, Feb. 3, 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. 1

(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS), in coordination with the National Weather Service (NWS), are calling on Georgians to educate themselves and understand the threats of severe weather during Severe Weather Preparedness Week, which will take place Feb. 1-5.

Major Disaster Declared for 21 Counties, Public Assistance Available

(ATLANTA) – Governor Brian Kemp requested a Major Disaster Declaration for Tropical Storm Zeta based on joint federal, state and local preliminary damage assessments totaling more than $22 million. The disaster declaration approved by President Donald Trump makes public assistance available for 21 counties in Georgia.

12 Days of Preparedness begins Christmas Day

(ATLANTA) – Christmas is typically the time for celebration, but this year the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency is kicking off the 12 Days of Preparedness campaign to encourage its citizens to prepare for the winter months. From December 25 to January 5, Georgians will learn about topics from winterizing their homes, to safely dealing with winter hazards, as well as what additional items to put in their Ready kits.

Winter Weather Preparedness Week begins Dec. 7

(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS), in partnership with the National Weather Service and the Georgia Department of Transportation, is preparing for Winter Weather Preparedness Week Dec. 7-11. This week encourages Georgians to prepare for inclement winter weather by learning about winter weather threats, reviewing or creating a family communications plan and considering what items to put in their Ready Kits.

GEMA/HS Closes Out 2009 Flooding Event DR 1858

(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) submitted final paperwork to the Federal Emergency Management Agency Thursday, requesting the official closure of Georgia’s catastrophic flooding event in 2009 (DR 1858).