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New Evacuation Zones for Chatham County

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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


Five Gallon Emergency Kit Checklist

April 3, 2017 10:41 AM Building your five gallon emergency kit can save you money and help you survive a disaster! It's easy, but it can also be fun and educational if you include the whole family.This kit can be used during a hurricane or... - Read More


Freeze Warning In Effect Wednesday 10pm - Thursday 10am

March 15, 2017 1:07 PM Freeze warning in effect for Chatham 10pm tonight - 10am thurs. Remember the 4 P's!! People, Pets, Plants & Pipes!... - Read More


Volunteer Opportunity Awareness Month: Week 3- CERT

March 13, 2017 1:01 PM This week for #VolunteerOpportunityAwarenessMonth, we are shining the spotlight on our Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Our CERT program is part of the Chatham County Citizens Corps Council and was formed as part of a National and statewide effort designed to... - Read More


Volunteer Opportunity Awareness Month: Week 2- Search and Rescue

March 8, 2017 11:25 AM This week in #VolunteerOpportunityAwarenessMonth, we are highlighting our Volunteer Search and Rescue Team! The CEMA SAR team was organized to ensure selected volunteers are properly trained and prepared to assist area first responders in locating and recovering lost and/or missing... - Read More


Volunteer Opportunity Awareness Month

March 2, 2017 9:00 AM There are so many ways that Chatham County residents can get involved and volunteer. Learn more and get started! #Volunteer #Makeadifference... - Read More


Severe Weather Preparedness Month: Week 4

February 21, 2017 10:14 AM This is the last week of #SevereWeatherPreparednessMonth. This week, we are encouraging Chatham County residents to identify a room in your home or a place that you will go if a tornado were to occur. #TornadoSafety... - Read More


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