Hurricane Season Preparedness Tips

June 14, 2017 12:37 PM This week, CEMA is encouraging residents to understand storm surge and the potential impacts storm surge can have in Chatham County. #hurricanesafety #stormsurgeStorm Surge is an abnormal rise of water generated by a storm, over and above the predicted astronomical tides. It... - Read More

June Siren Test- Friday June 9th at Noon

June 8, 2017 11:06 AM - Read More

Monthly Siren Test POSTPONED until Friday, June 9th

June 5, 2017 12:06 PM This week CEMA plans to conduct the monthly siren test! Sirens will sound for 1 minute at NOON on Friday!... - Read More

Hurricane Season Has Officially Begun

June 1, 2017 3:02 PM Welcome to the 2017 Hurricane Season! Each new hurricane season has the potential for risks and hazards. Be sure that you know the terminology and understand the risks of storm surge and other hurricane-related hazards. ... - Read More

Memorial Day 2017 Safety Tips

May 26, 2017 12:55 PM - Read More

Functional, Access & Medical Needs Registry

May 23, 2017 11:24 AM Residents with Functional, Access, or Medical Needs Urged to Register with Health DepartmentAs the 2017 hurricane season quickly approaches, public health officials strongly encourage residents in Chatham and surrounding counties who may have functional, access, or medical needs and no... - Read More

New Evacuation Zones for Chatham County

May 15, 2017 1:14 PM - Read More

Hurricane Preparedness Week: Day 5

May 12, 2017 11:07 AM We are finishing up #NationalHurricanePreparednessWeek!Many Americans rely on their neighbors after a disaster, but there are also many ways you can help your neighbors before a hurricane approaches. Learn about all the different actions you and your neighbors can take to... - Read More

Hurricane Preparedness Week: Day 4

May 11, 2017 4:46 PM We are still celebrating #NationalHurricanePreparednessWeek!If you plan to ride out the storm in your home, make sure it is in good repair and up to local hurricane building code specifications. Have the proper plywood, steel or aluminum panels to board up... - Read More

Hurricane Preparedness Week: Day 3

May 10, 2017 12:54 PM Now is the time to prepare for Hurricane Season 2017!Call your insurance company or agent and ask for an insurance check-up to make sure you have enough homeowners insurance to repair or even replace your home. Don't forget coverage for... - Read More

Hurricane Preparedness Week: Day 2

May 9, 2017 9:02 AM If a hurricane strikes, you're going to need supplies not just to get through the storm but for the potentially lengthy recovery period that could follow. Have enough non-perishable food, water and medicine to last each person in your family... - Read More

Hurricane Preparedness Week: Day 1

May 9, 2017 8:57 AM During Hurricane Preparedness Week, make sure you have a hurricane evacuation plan. The first thing you need to do is find out if you live in a storm surge hurricane evacuation zone or if you're in a home that would... - Read More

Tropical Storm & Hurricane Preparedness Month: Week 1

May 3, 2017 1:03 PM Welcome to the beginning of Tropical Storm and Hurricane Season Preparedness Month! Hurricane Season will be here before we know it! Now is the time to prepare for Hurricane Season! Develop your emergency kit today!  FIVE GALLON EMERGENCY KIT CHECKLISTBuilding... - Read More

Animal Preparedness Month: Week 4

April 28, 2017 11:54 AM Pets are in important part of our family! Consider making a disaster kit for you animal and include important items to your pet such as a favorite toy, comfort object, medications, vaccine records and, of course, enough food and water... - Read More

SCMPD, CEMA SAR Team and Mosquito Control Find Missing Woman

April 14, 2017 3:05 PM On Saturday, April 9, 2017 the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department, with help from the Chatham Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) Search and Rescue (SAR) Team, found a missing person. The  CEMA SAR team deployed five Ground Search and Rescue Team members to... - Read More

Animal Preparedness Month: Week 2

April 13, 2017 9:51 AM We are in Week 2 of #AnimalPreparednessMonth! Take time to learn ways that you can help prepare your animals for any emergency. Take a look at this video: Were your pets prepared during Matthew? Don't forget that the 2017 hurricane season is... - Read More

Animal Preparedness Month: Week 1

April 7, 2017 1:31 PM April is the beginning of our Animal Preparedness Month! This month we will discuss tips and tricks to help prepare your animals for emergencies and evacuations. The first step is the ensure you have a disaster kit available for each... - Read More

4/5/17 Tornado Watch Extended until 11 PM

April 5, 2017 7:52 PM The tornado watch previously in effect until 8 PM has been extended until 11 PM tonight.   Residents are urged to continue to monitor news oulets and prepare for rapidly changing conditions.   you need to take shelter, move to... - Read More

Chatham County Tornado Watch until 8 PM

April 5, 2017 3:17 PM The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Chatham County until 8:00 PM tonight.  Residents are urged to prepare to take shelter if needed.  Monitor local news and radio stations for updates as conditions may deteriorate rapidly.  Should... - Read More

Enhanced/Moderate Risk of Severe Weather TODAY-Wednesday April 5th

April 5, 2017 8:39 AM There is an Enhanced/Moderate risk for Severe Weather TODAY.We will likely have pop up thunderstorms this morning with more severe weather to begin around 2pm. The chance for severe weather will continue throughout the evening and early morning hours until... - Read More

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