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Today is the fifth and final day of Severe Weather Preparedness Week! Congratulations, you have made it! Flood Safety is our topic today; take a few minutes to learn how to prepare for floods in your community. Chatham County lies... Read More »
Today is Day 4 of Severe Weather Preparedness Week and the topic is Lightning Safety. Did you know that from 1995 to 2010, lightning caused the death of 30 Georgia residents who were caught outside during a summer storm... Read More »
Tornadoes are formed by intense rotating columns of wind generated during a severe thunderstorm. They can vary in strength and duration, but most tornadoes that do occur last for a few minutes and have winds less than 100 mph. Tornadoes... Read More »
Follow these tips to create your own five gallon emergency kit and become more prepared.
Has your home flooded?
Chatham County wants to hear from you!
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.×