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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


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


Severe Weather Preparedness Month: Week 3

February 14, 2017 3:55 PM We are now in week 3 of Severe Weather Preparedness Month! CEMA encourages you to take time this week to fill out the Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK).This kit will help individuals and families collect and organize critical financial,... - Read More


Day 5: Severe Weather Preparedness Week

February 10, 2017 2:22 PM Flood SafetyIn a flood, a little water can do a lot of damage. Did you know that just 6 inches of flood water can knock you over, 1 foot is enough to make a car float and 2 feet of... - Read More


Day 4: Severe Weather Preparedness Week

February 10, 2017 9:03 AM Lightning SafetyIf you spot lightning, remember the 30/30 rule: if after seeing lightning, you cannot count to 30 before hearing thunder - seek shelter. Wait 30 minutes or more after hearing the last thunder before leaving shelter. #SWPW For more... - Read More


Day 3: Severe Weather Preparedness Week

February 8, 2017 9:58 AM Where would you seek shelter if a tornado were to occur? If unable to get to underground protection like a cellar or basement, an interior room or hallway on ground level is the best alternative. For more information on tornadoes,... - Read More


Day 2: Severe Weather Preparedness Week

February 7, 2017 1:25 PM Thunderstorm Safety:Day two of #SWPW focuses on thunderstorm safety. Familiarize yourself with the difference between a severe thunderstorm watch and a severe thunderstorm warning in order to properly prepare. #SWPW Click HERE for more information! ... - Read More


Day 1: Severe Weather Preparedness Week

February 7, 2017 1:20 PM Monday, February 6th, is the first day of Severe Weather Preparedness Week! Do you and your family have a communications plan in the event severe weather impacts Chatham County? Be informed, make a plan, build a kit...how will you get... - Read More


Severe Weather Preparedness Week: Feb 6-10

February 7, 2017 1:17 PM Chatham Emergency Management Urges Chatham County Residents to Prepare During Severe Weather Preparedness Week Feb. 6-10 SAVANNAH, GA (February 6, 2017) - Devastating tornadoes, thunderstorms, floods and other severe weather events can strike with little to no warning in Chatham... - Read More


February is Severe Weather Preparedness Month!

February 1, 2017 1:22 PM During the month of February we are going to discuss Severe Weather Preparedness. Be sure that you understand the terms and know what to do during severe weather such as a tornado. #SevereWeatherPreparedness... - Read More


Winter Weather Preparedness Month: Week 3

January 11, 2017 1:09 PM Do you use gas to heat your home? If so, you should have a carbon monoxide alarm. If you have one already, be sure to check to see if it is functioning properly. #WinterSafety #SafeNotSorry... - Read More


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