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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

Time Is Running Out: Apply For Assistance Before November 14th!

November 13, 2017 11:03 AM - Read More

Siren Test- November 1st at 12 Noon

October 31, 2017 11:43 AM On Wednesday, Nov 1st at Noon, CEMA will conduct the monthly siren test. The siren will sound for one minute.... - Read More

FEMA Disaster Recovery Center is Closed. BUT, You Can Still Apply!

October 23, 2017 9:07 AM - Read More

Have Your Voice Heard! Hurricane Irma After Action Public Forum This Month

October 18, 2017 4:41 PM - Read More

FEMA Disaster Recovery Center CLOSING

October 18, 2017 11:46 AM 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 Storm Nate Forms

October 5, 2017 8:10 AM 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

Misconception About Travel Expenses

October 4, 2017 4:40 PM - Read More

Monthly Siren Test WEDNESDAY!

October 4, 2017 8:59 AM - Read More

Disagree with FEMA? You Have a Right to Appeal

October 3, 2017 2:30 PM Do you disagree with your FEMA determination letter? Everybody has the right to appeal the decision. Take a look at this graphic to tell you more about what you will need to include in your appeal letter.For more information you... - Read More

Disaster Recovery Center- Location Change

October 2, 2017 10:36 AM The Tybee Island Disaster Recovery Center will close Wednesday, October 4th, at 5pm. There will be a new Disaster Recovery Center opening in Savannah on Saturday, October 7th at 9am. The Savannah Disaster Recovery Center will be located at:Southwest Chatham... - Read More

Small Business Administration Opens Business Recovery Center

September 25, 2017 4:36 PM SBA Opens Additional Business Recovery Center in Georgia The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the opening of a Business Recovery Center (BRC) in Chatham County on September 26th.  SBA representatives at the Centers can provide information about disaster... - Read More

Questions About Debris Removal?

September 22, 2017 11:48 AM Take a look at this image from FEMA about debris removal. Chatham County uses this same model. For the information about debris removal in your area, reach out to your jurisdiction's Department of Public Works. ... - Read More

Disaster Assistance For Individuals After Irma

September 18, 2017 11:08 AM Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) announced that The President of The United States has authorized Individual Assistance programs and services for residents within Chatham County who were impacted by Hurricane Irma. The Individual Assistance Program ensures disaster survivors have access to... - Read More

Irma Volunteer Relief Day

September 15, 2017 5:43 PM Chatham County Emergency Management Agency in coordination with United Way of the Coastal Empire are looking for volunteers to assist in disaster relief efforts this Saturday 9/16 beginning at 7 AM. Volunteers can sign-up by submitting registration forms to United Way HandsOn... - Read More

Irma Volunteer Relief Day on Saturday- Come Help!

September 15, 2017 9:00 AM The United Way of the Coastal Empire in coordination with CEMA (Chatham County Emergency Management Agency), The City of Savannah, and the City of Tybee Island are looking for volunteers to assist in disaster relief efforts this Saturday 9/16 beginning at... - Read More

Debris Removal Begins for Chatham County

September 14, 2017 12:50 PM Chatham County Public Works crews have started the process of debris removal. Please be patient as there is a lot of county to cover. ... - Read More

Yard and Bulk Waste Guidelines

September 14, 2017 8:57 AM Debris pickup will begin September 14th in unincorporated Chatham County. Please click here for more detailed information about yard and bulk waste pickup.... - Read More

Small Business Assistance

September 13, 2017 4:54 PM Financing is available to help businesses for assistance with recovery from the effects of Hurricane Irma.For more information, please review this flyer.... - Read More

Need A Hot Meal TODAY?

September 13, 2017 11:27 AM - Read More

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