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Enhanced Risk For Severe Weather Morning of 4/19/2019

April 18, 2019 11:47 AM There is an enhanced risk for Severe Storms on Friday morning (4/19/2019) through the afternoon. There is a possibility for isolated tornadoes, wind gusts up to 45 mph and hail. Please stay alert for rapidly changing conditions. For up to... - Read More


SIREN TEST ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3RD AT 12 NOON

April 1, 2019 4:29 PM On Wednesday, April 3rd, at Noon, CEMA will conduct the monthly siren test. Sirens across the county will sound for 1 minute.... - Read More


Spring 2019 CERT Training

March 26, 2019 4:26 PM Have you ever wondered what it would be like to respond during a disaster, especially a mass casualty disaster? Well after 3 days of training, participants in the Chatham County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training participated in a... - Read More


Hazard Mitigation Planning- We Want Your Input! Join us on March 18

March 14, 2019 10:59 AM The 2015 Chatham County Pre-Disaster Hazard Mitigation Plan is being updated to meet FEMA Disaster Mitigation Act and Georgia Emergency Management requirements.  This plan includes all municipalities in Chatham County and must be updated every 5 years to remain eligible... - Read More


CEMA Staff Member Completes Emergency Management Certification

March 12, 2019 10:38 AM The Chatham County Board of Commissioners congratulates Chelsea Sawyer 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 emergency... - Read More


FREE Disaster Supplies- Wednesday March 6th

March 4, 2019 10:55 AM CEMA Invites the Public to Participate in Disaster Commodities Point of Distribution ExerciseHurricane Season will be here soon and Chatham Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) is asking for the public's help as we practice our Points of Distribution Plan (POD).On Wednesday,... - Read More


Siren Test on Wednesday, March 6th at 12 Noon

March 4, 2019 9:29 AM - Read More


Free Community Training- Join Us!

February 28, 2019 4:28 PM Join us beginning Saturday, March 2nd for Community Emergency Response Team Training! Learn More... - Read More


Students Learn And Prepare With Sosa!

February 8, 2019 8:10 AM In January 2019, CEMA introduced the newest member to their team, Sosa the Preparedness Pup. Sosa is dedicated to helping the residents of Chatham County prepare for disaster. In her first month on the team, Sosa taught about how to... - Read More


Severe Weather Preparedness Week Day 5

February 8, 2019 8:05 AM Flood Safety - Friday, Feb. 8 Nearly half of all flood-related deaths occur when people drive into floodwaters and their vehicle is swept away. It only takes two feet of water to sweep away a vehicle. Remember: turn around,... - Read More


Severe Weather Preparedness Week Day 4

February 7, 2019 8:02 AM Lightning Safety - Thursday, Feb. 7 Lightning can strike from several miles away. If you can hear thunder, you are in danger of being struck by lightning. Stay indoors until 30 minutes after you hear the last clap of... - Read More


Severe Weather Preparedness Week Day 3

February 6, 2019 7:56 AM Tornado Safety drill to occur at 9 a.m. - Wednesday, Feb. 6 Tornadoes are some of nature's most violent storms, generating wind speeds that can exceed 250 miles per hour. A tornado watch means a tornado is possible in... - Read More


Severe Weather Preparedness Week Day 2

February 5, 2019 12:43 PM Thunderstorm Safety - Tuesday, Feb. 5 Thunderstorms are common in Chatham County, and they shouldn't be underestimated. They can produce strong winds, lightning, tornadoes, hail and flash flooding. Remember to tie down loose outdoor items before severe thunderstorms. Postpone... - Read More


Statewide Tornado Drill- Wednesday, Feb 6th, at 9am

February 4, 2019 4:46 PM They say practice makes perfect, so why not practice a plan that could save your life? As part of Severe Weather Awareness Week, the National Weather Service will conduct the Statewide Tornado Drill Wednesday, February 6, 2019  WHAT:    Statewide Tornado Drill WHEN:  ... - Read More


Severe Weather Preparedness Week Day 1

February 4, 2019 4:46 PM Today kicks off Severe Weather Preparedness Week! Join Sosa in writing down and reviewing your Family Emergency Communications and Disaster Plans. Not sure where to start with your plan? CLICK HERE ... - Read More


Sosa's Winter Weather Preparedness Month Message

January 8, 2019 8:49 AM Sosa is CEMA's newest family member and is excited to help Chatham County residents prepare for the various hazards that can impact our community. Each month, she will have a new preparedness message and will attend each of our community... - Read More


Meet CEMA's Newest Member: Sosa the Preparedness Pup!

January 3, 2019 1:19 PM - Read More


Monthly Siren Test Wednesday at 12 PM!

December 31, 2018 9:30 AM On Wednesday, January 2nd, at 12 pm, CEMA will conduct the monthly siren test. Sirens all over the County will sound for 1 minute.... - Read More


Winter Weather Preparedness Week Day 5!

December 7, 2018 1:44 PM The winter season is just beginning; stay informed by following @ChathamEMA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you haven't already, you should Sign Up for CEMA Alerts through the Swift911 Portal. When you subscribe to CEMA Alerts, you can... - Read More


Winter Weather Preparedness Week Day 4!

December 6, 2018 9:35 AM Winter weather can lead to dangerous road conditions. If temperatures are near or below 32°, snow, sleet, and ice can make roadways very dangerous. Snow and ice reduce the traction your vehicle has with the road, which can increase the... - Read More


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