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GEMA/HS mission: To protect life & property against disasters by directing the state's efforts in prevention, preparedness, mitigation, response & recovery.
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Georgia EM&HS May 15
Congratulations to GEMA/HS Employee of the Quarter – Lamar McEwen. Lamar was nominated for his work and dedication to the agency as State Operations Center and Warning Point Manager.
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Georgia EM&HS May 10
After a disaster, neighbors tend to rely on one another so learn more about all the different actions your community can take to prepare and recover from the hazards associated with hurricanes. Check for more information.
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Georgia EM&HS May 8
Did you know homeowners insurance does not cover flood damage? Whether you own your home or renting, you’ll need a separate policy for flooding. Visit to learn more.
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Georgia EM&HS May 6
This week is National Hurricane Preparedness Week! Are you in a hurricane evacuation zone, or in a home that would be otherwise unsafe in a hurricane? If so, think now, about where you’d go and how you’d get there if you're told to evacuate.
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Georgia EM&HS May 2
Nearly 200 people registered for our partner’s Storm Spotters class in Lawrenceville last night. Participants learned about weather safety and how to spot severe weather by using radars and observing the current weather. Visit for more info.
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Georgia EM&HS Apr 30
This morning, GEMA/HS was recognized by the for our work during . Chief Shields presented the award to Dir. Bryson crediting the success of to the partnership of our agencies, as well as the utilization of state resources.
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Georgia EM&HS Apr 27
Don’t be afraid to speak up if you see something suspicious, if you See Something, Send Something. Citizens can report suspicious activity w/ a pic or send in info w/written text. That info shared is sent directly to GISAC where the tips are evaluated &provided to law enforcement
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Georgia EM&HS Apr 25
The 2019 Hurricane Awareness Tour will be at Brunswick Golden Isles Airport from 2-5 p.m. May 10. Tour the inside of the Hurricane Hunter aircraft, meet and talk with pilots and speak with , and GEMA/HS officials. For more info, visit .
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Georgia EM&HS Apr 15
Governor Brian Kemp has proclaimed this week as Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. Thanks to the dedicated telecommunicators who answer dozens of 911 calls and make a difference in the lives of Georgians each day!
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Georgia EM&HS Apr 12
Watches and warnings are issued by the Storm Prediction Center for counties where severe weather may occur so it’s important to know which county you live in. Visit to find your EMA contact information and add it to your Ready kit for future reference.
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Georgia EM&HS Apr 11
Our partner, Georgia Power, offers an easier way of staying informed if/when your power goes out. Visit to sign up for Outage Alerts to receive real-time outage information by phone or email. Also, visit for current power outages.
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Georgia EM&HS Apr 10
Replying to @GeorgiaEMA
incidents across the State of Georgia.
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Georgia EM&HS Apr 10
GEMA/HS EOD K-9 teams from Habersham Co. Sheriffs Office responded to a bomb threat incident in Franklin Co. earlier this week. Working with several partner agencies, the threat was quickly mitigated. We train and certify more than 60 EOD K-9 teams that can respond quickly to
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Helping Mamas Inc Apr 8
We were so happy to meet with some of the staff at today! We want to help provide supplies for those in need if disaster strikes.
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Georgia EM&HS Apr 2
Interested in a career with the GEMA/HS team? Our agency is looking for a Facilities Maintenance Engineer to assist with overseeing the maintenance and inspection of our onsite facilities and fleet vehicles. To apply, follow this link:
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Georgia EM&HS Apr 1
Do you know the difference between a weather watch and a warning? Watches and warnings can be issued for tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, winter weather and flash floods, and knowing when to take action is key! Check out the graphic and be
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Georgia EM&HS Mar 28
GEMA/HS hosted the North Georgia WIPPTREX exercise for Whitfield County emergency responders in Dalton this week. The three-day exercise is used to demonstrate knowledge of responders and test the capabilities of how they would respond to a potential radioactive waste emergency.
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Governor Brian P. Kemp Mar 20
Replying to @GovKemp
Financial assistance is available to Georgians in the following counties: Grady, Talbot, Chattahoochee, Decatur, Harris, Marion, Meriwether, Mitchell, Muscogee, Taylor, Thomas and Upson.
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HUDSoutheast Mar 19
. approves plan to support southern Georgia counties recovery from 2017 disasters with $38 million in federal recovery funds to rebuild damaged homes, businesses and infrastructure
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Georgia EM&HS Mar 13
Our homeland security coordinators at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center assisting the police academy in teaching vehicle pullover and high-risk traffic stops.
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