4/15/2018- Chatham County Under Tornado Watch

April 15, 2018 11:24 AM A Tornado Watch has been issued for Chatham County until 6:00 PM. This means that the conditions are favorable for a tornado in our area. Be sure to keep an eye out for rapidly changing conditions and keep your... - Read More

2018 Hurricane Season Outlook

April 5, 2018 2:34 PM According to Colorado State University, we are looking at an above average hurricane season this year. Get ready! ... - Read More

Monthly Siren Test POSTPONED until Friday, April 6th

April 2, 2018 8:59 AM - Read More

Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador

March 5, 2018 4:40 PM 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

CEMA Staff Member Completes Emergency Management Certification

March 2, 2018 4:44 PM 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

Day 5 Severe Weather Preparedness Week: Flood Safety

February 8, 2018 3:53 PM 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

Day 4 Severe Weather Preparedness Week: Lightning Safety

February 8, 2018 8:00 AM 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

Statewide Tornado Drill Re-Scheduled for Friday, Feb. 9th at 9AM

February 7, 2018 9:48 AM - Read More

Day 3 Severe Weather Preparedness Week: Tornado Safety

February 7, 2018 8:16 AM 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

Day 2 Severe Weather Preparedness Week: Thunderstorm Safety

February 6, 2018 9:12 AM Chatham County residents are no strangers to thunderstorms. They are a regular occurrence for this area during the spring and summer months. Thunderstorms are formed by unstable air currents, rising warm air and sinking cold air, which can be... - Read More

Day 1 Severe Weather Preparedness Week: Family Preparedness

February 5, 2018 9:42 AM As we begin to approach what is normally the most active part of the year for severe weather events, Georgia will recognize February 5 - 9 as Severe Weather Preparedness Week. Over the last year, severe weather has been very... - Read More


February 5, 2018 5:49 AM This week is Severe Weather Preparedness Week! All week, we will have important safety tips for severe weather in Chatham County! Stay tuned for more information!Also, don't forget that we are hosting 3 classes this Thursday to help you get... - Read More

Houses of Worship May Now Be Eligible For FEMA Assistance!

January 26, 2018 11:38 AM - Read More

Important Safety Tips For Winter Weather

January 3, 2018 5:57 AM - Read More

Do You Know Your Winter Weather Terminology? Learn More!

January 2, 2018 5:12 PM We've heard several winter weather terms this week, but do you know what they mean? Take a look at this infographic and learn more! ... - Read More

Winter Weather "Must Have" Items!

January 2, 2018 3:01 PM In anticipation of Wednesday's winter weather, consider stocking up on these "Must Have" items!... - Read More

Dressing For the Cold Weather?

January 1, 2018 10:04 AM We, in Southeast Georgia, are not use to this cold weather! Here are some tips and tricks for dressing in this chilly weather!... - Read More

Chilly Weather Coming In. Don't Forget Your 4 P's!

December 28, 2017 3:45 PM It's supposed to get cold this evening! Don't forget your 4 P's: People, Pets, Plants and Pipes!Although we are not expecting any ice conditions, it will still be very chilly! Bundle up!... - Read More

Until Help Arrives Course Was Great Success

December 11, 2017 10:16 AM On November 28th, CEMA partnered with both Unity of Savannah and The American Red Cross to bring the course "You Are The Help Until Help Arrives." This two hour course teaches Chatham County residents how they can respond and potentially... - Read More

Free Class Offered on November 28th: Check It Out!

November 20, 2017 10:03 AM Chatham Emergency Management will be providing a free class, You Are The Help Until Help Arrives, to prepare members of the Community for life-threatening emergency situations. Citizens attending can expect to learn important skills such as, controlling bleeding, how to... - Read More

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