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There's an App For That!

Developing a family preparedness plan and getting up-to-date emergency information has never been easier thanks to the new CEMA App. With the touch of a finger, users can access the latest weather information, live radar and alerts. The app has... - Read More


Sheltering

The National Hurricane Center provides the general guidance that evacuees should "run from the water and hide from the wind"-- meaning that historically the storm surge is the most deadly threat from a hurricane. - Read More


Functional and Medical Needs Clients Urged to Register with the Health Department

The Chatham County Health Department maintains a Special Needs Registry which consists of residents who may require medical assistance during emergency situations. - Read More


DISASTER SUPPLY KIT AND PLANNING TIPS

If a disaster or an emergency should hit your area, it's important to make sure you are prepared. We provide tips to follow in case you are faced with a worst-case scenario. - Read More


Siren Map

Chatham County Warning Siren System The Chatham County Warning Siren System is used to notify residents of danger within their community. Once heard, residents should go inside and listen to their radio or television for any advisories for their area.... - Read More


Threat Condition Definitions

The Department of Homeland Security uses a color-coded threat level system to inform public safety officials and the general public about their risk of a terrorist attack. The following information is from the Department of Homeland Security:... - Read More


Terrorism

The Department of Homeland Security has developed a website to educate Americans about the potential threat of terrorism. READY.GOV has instructions for several ways to make preparations for you and your loved ones. - Read More


School Safety

School safety and emergency planning for schools has moved to the forefront for many school districts and emergency agencies nationwide. Georgia Emergency Management is leading the way in school safety planning and training not only in Georgia but nationwide. CEMA is following that lead on the local level. - Read More


Hazardous Materials

A hazardous materials accident can occur anywhere. Find out how to protect yourself. - Read More


Earthquake

The historical record of earthquakes in the southeastern United States and Georgia makes it clear that earthquakes and their associated seismic hazards exist. - Read More


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The Chatham County Siren System

The Chatham Emergency Management Agency conducts monthly tests of our emergency warning sirens on the first Wednesday of each month at 12 noon. If you hear a siren at any other time, it means take cover! Read more about our warning siren program.

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