CERT Training: Coming in September!

August 8, 2017 9:28 AM COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TrainingCommunity Emergency Response Team (CERT) is about readiness, people helping people, rescuer safety, and doing the greatest good for the greatest number. CERT is a positive and realistic approach to emergency situations where citizens will be initially... - Read More

PrepareAthon Day 5: Business Preparation & Telethon Day!

August 4, 2017 2:19 PM Day Five: Business Preparation &Telethon Day!Let's start with Business Preparation!Business Continuity Planning is about protecting your business and yourself if a disaster or emergency were to impact our community. As many saw during Hurricane Matthew, severe weather and disasters can... - Read More

Hurricane PrepareAthon Day 4: Evacuation Planning Day!

August 3, 2017 4:10 PM Day Four: Evacuation Planning Day!As we learned during Hurricane Matthew, when an evacuation order is issued, every second counts. Today, we are encouraging you to create your evacuation plan. Your plan should outline exactly where you will go and how... - Read More

Hurricane PrepareAthon Day 3: Insurance Review Day!

August 2, 2017 1:13 PM Day 3: Insurance Review Day!If a disaster strikes again, will you be covered? Many Chatham County residents found that their insurance policies were not what they expected after Hurricane Matthew. Today, we are encouraging you to call your insurance company... - Read More

Hurricane PrepareAthon Day 2: Preparedness Kit Day!

July 31, 2017 4:06 PM Day Two: Preparedness Kit Day!Today, we are encouraging YOU to create a family emergency kit! There are several ways to create an emergency kit, but each kit should be specific to you and your family's needs. Don't pack items that... - Read More

Chatham County's PrepareAthon Week 2017 is HERE!

July 31, 2017 11:32 AM Today is the official kickoff of Chatham County's Hurricane PrepareAthon Week! All week long, we will focus on daily tasks to help our residents become disaster ready.  Day One: SEVERE WEATHER WARNING DAY!Are you aware of the communication tools available... - Read More

Tropical Storm Emily Forms off Florida's Coast

July 31, 2017 8:41 AM Earlier this morning, Tropical Storm Emily formed in the Gulf near Florida's coast. As of right now, the storm's track is not a current threat to Chatham County. CEMA will, however, continue to monitor the storm and post updates when... - Read More

Chatham County Hurricane PrepareAthon Week!

July 28, 2017 10:17 AM Earlier today, Chairman Al Scott proclaimed July 31st-August 4th as Chatham County's Hurricane PrepareAthon Week! Next week, WTOC and CEMA, along with other local partners, will present YOU with action items for each day. Our goal is to help you better... - Read More

Chatham County Wants to Hear From You!

July 13, 2017 9:30 AM Flood Plain Management Plan Questionnaire Chatham County is developing a Floodplain Management Plan to help address local flooding issues throughout the County.  The County's Engineering Department has created a Flood Protection Questionnaire to get feedback on individual property owner's problems regarding... - Read More

Functional, Access and Medical Needs Registry: REGISTER TODAY!

June 28, 2017 11:28 AM REGISTER NOW AT: (912) 691-7443This new Public Service Announcement explains the Functional, Access and Medical Needs Registry. This information could be life-saving! Functional and access needs registrants/clients are defined as those who may need services to maintain their independence in... - Read More

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

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

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