If you sustained damage or losses in Georgia due to Hurricane Irma, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security (GEMA/HS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency encourage you to visit Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) if you have questions about state... Read More »
Tropical Depression 16 has formed into Tropical Storm Nate. CEMA will monitor the storm and will send out infomration on the storm's track and any potential impacts when appropriate. For questions or concerns, please don't hesistate to call our... 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
CEMA encourages everyone who lives, works and plays in Savannah and Chatham County to sign up to receive emergency and community notifications on their cells phones. Click here to get started or send a text message to Swift911.×
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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.×