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(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) is partnering with the Great SouthEast ShakeOut to educate Georgians on the importance of being prepared. At 10:15 a.m. on October 15, participants will “Drop, Cover and Hold On” to practice what to do in the event of an earthquake.
(ATLANTA) – Technology often makes everyday life simpler, but it also makes it easier for criminals to perpetrate financial crimes through the theft of personal data and use of malicious software. The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) is recognizing October as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and is encouraging citizens across the state to learn how to secure their information through computers, mobile phones and other devices. This year’s theme is “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.”
(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) Hazard Mitigation Department is pleased to inform communities that FEMA has opened the application period for the Building Resilient Infrastructure & Communities (BRIC) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grants.
(ATLANTA) – Hurricane Sally made landfall and is now a tropical storm that will move through parts of North and Central Georgia on Thursday and Friday. Though the storm is expected to weaken to a tropical depression as it moves through Georgia, the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency is encouraging citizens to be prepared as the storm has the potential to cause flooding and severe weather.
(ATLANTA) – With the recent release of the web-based COVID-19 Data Hub by the Georgia Geospatial Information Office, effective Saturday, Sept. 5, the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency will no longer publish the daily COVID-19 Situation Report (SITREP).
(ATLANTA) – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced Chris Stallings as the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency Director, and Mike Smith as the GEMA/HS Chief of Staff during a press conference in the State Operations Center, following the retirement of Director Homer Bryson.
(ATLANTA) – September is National Preparedness Month and the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) is working with local emergency management agencies to encourage citizens across the state to prepare themselves and their families for natural and man-made disasters. This year’s National Preparedness Month theme is “Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today.”
(ATLANTA) – Today, the Atlanta Journal Constitution published an article by staff writer David Wickert, implying that the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency was withholding documents related to the state’s COVID-19 response in violation of the Georgia Open Records Act.
(ATLANTA) – The Office of Governor Brian P. Kemp announced the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency is releasing a total of three million cloth face coverings in July, to the Georgia Department of Education and 39 county emergency management agencies across the state.
(ATLANTA) – After three months and nearly 60,000 COVID-19 tests, CVS announced that June 27, is the final day of COVID-19 testing at the drive-thru testing site at Georgia Tech.