The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a Tornado Watch for Chatham County until 7:00 PM. A Tornado Watch means that conditions are favorable for a Tornado to develop in our area. Please keep an active watch on... Read More »
The Chatham Emergency Management Agency has received recognition as a Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) Ambassador from the National Weather Service. The WRN Ambassador initiative helps unify the efforts across government, non-profits, academia, and private industries toward making the nation more... Read More »
The Chatham County Board of Commissioners congratulates Randall Mathews for the completion of all required courses for the Georgia Basic Certified Emergency Manager designation. The certification is issued by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency, and is encouraged for all... Read More »
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Learn about hurricanes and how to protect yourself.All About Hurricanes
Know difference between watches, warnings and more.All About Tornadoes
Get the 10 facts about flooding in Chatham County.All About Flooding
Checklists, maps and other important information to know.Preparedness Guides
To better prepare Chatham County for the 2017 hurricane season, we are working to ensure residents know the terms that County officials will be using when calling for an evacuation. Knowing the difference will significantly affect how communities will react and prepare for hurricanes. The County has also constructed new evacuation zones to ensure an efficient exit for all communities in the target area. Learn More
The Mission of the Chatham Emergency Management Agency is to protect lives and property from the threat of all types of major emergencies and disasters, both natural and manmade. This shall be accomplished by providing community-wide leadership, guidance, support and coordination in the areas of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. Learn More
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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.×