Preparedness

Resident Resources

Earthquake

The historical record of earthquakes in the southeastern United States and Georgia makes it clear that earthquakes and their associated seismic hazards exist.

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Emergency Supply Kit and Planning Tips

Chatham County Warning Siren System The Chatham County Warning Siren System is used to notify residents of danger within their community. Once heard, residents should go inside and listen to their radio or television for any advisories for their area.

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Functional and Medican Needs Clients Urged to Register with the Health Department

The Chatham County Health Department maintains a Special Needs Registry which consists of residents who may require medical assistance during emergency situations.

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Hazardous Materials

A hazardous materials accident can occur anywhere. We have several companies which handle extremely hazardous chemicals While these chemicals are hazardous, they are likely to be handled in a safe manner. However, hazardous materials are transported on our roadways, railways and waterways daily, so any area is considered vulnerable to an accident.

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School Safety

School safety and emergency planning for schools has moved to the forefront for many school districts and emergency agencies nationwide. Georgia Emergency Management is leading the way in school safety planning and training not only in Georgia but nationwide. CEMA is following that lead on the local level.

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Sheltering

The National Hurricane Center provides the general guidance that evacuees should "run from the water and hide from the wind"-- meaning that historically the storm surge is the most deadly threat from a hurricane.

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Siren Map

Chatham County Warning Siren System The Chatham County Warning Siren System is used to notify residents of danger within their community. Once heard, residents should go inside and listen to their radio or television for any advisories for their area.

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Terrorism

The Department of Homeland Security has developed a website to educate Americans about the potential threat of terrorism. READY.GOV has instructions for several ways to make preparations for you and your loved ones.

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There's An App for That!

Developing a family preparedness plan and getting up-to-date emergency information has never been easier thanks to the new CEMA App. With the touch of a finger, users can access the latest weather information, live radar and alerts.

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Threat Condition Definitions

The Department of Homeland Security uses a color-coded threat level system to inform public safety officials and the general public about their risk of a terrorist attack. The following information is from the Department of Homeland Security

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