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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


Winter Weather Preparedness Week Day 3!

December 5, 2018 3:10 PM Did you know that it's important to keep your emergency kit ready year round? Whether you are on the roads or at home, we encourage you to be safe and have an emergency kit handy. Turning you're your hurricane... - Read More


Winter Weather Preparedness Week Day 2!

December 4, 2018 11:15 AM With new seasons come new(ish) terminology! Check out the National Weather Service's Winter Weather Terminology Sheet to learn what to listen for this season. ... - Read More


Winter Weather Preparedness Week Day 1!

December 3, 2018 3:15 PM With cold weather arriving early this season, Winter Weather Preparedness Week could not have come at better time. Take a brief moment each day this week to learn about how winter weather could impact Chatham County and what you can do... - Read More


Monthly Siren Test Wednesday at 12 PM!

December 3, 2018 9:30 AM On Wednesday, December 5th, at 12 pm, CEMA will conduct the monthly siren test. Sirens all over the County will sound for 1 minute.... - Read More


The 2018 Hurricane Season Ends Today!

November 30, 2018 8:57 AM Today marks the end of the 2018 Hurricane Season! Join us next week as we discuss preparing for winter conditions. ... - Read More


Interested in Working for CEMA? We're Hiring!

November 29, 2018 8:48 AM Are you interested in working for CEMA? We are looking to add an Emergency Management Specialist in our Operations & Logistics Division. Apply Here... - Read More


11/27/2018 Freeze Warning in Effect Tonight

November 27, 2018 3:37 PM Temperatures for Chatham County are forecasted to drop near the freezing mark tonight. Pay attention to your local weather forecasts and the 4 P's: People, Pets, Plants, and Pipes... - Read More


MONTHLY SIREN TEST WEDNESDAY AT 12 PM!

November 5, 2018 12:35 PM On Wednesday, November 7th, at 12 pm, CEMA will conduct the monthly siren test.Sirens all over the County will sound for 1 minute. ... - Read More


Georgia Severe Weather Awareness Day 2018

October 31, 2018 9:37 AM October 31st is Georgia Severe Weather Awareness Day! In addition to a state-wide tornado drill, we are encouraging everyone to understand and practice what to do if there were a tornado warning in Chatham County! In 2017, Chatham County saw... - Read More


New Text Message System- Sign Up for CEMA Alerts NOW!

October 29, 2018 1:47 PM Video Script:You may have noticed that CEMA's Twitter text message alerts are no longer working on your phone. Twitter recently changed their consent policies and the fast follow text message feature is no longer supported.No need to worry, though,... - Read More


Downed Power Lines in Chatham County

October 11, 2018 8:38 AM There have been several reports of downed power lines in the County. What do you do when you see a downed power line? Take a look at this graphic to learn more! #HurricaneMichael ... - Read More


Power Outages and Debris- What Should You Do?

October 11, 2018 6:01 AM Windy conditions will likely continue throughout the morning. There are reported power outages, which could affect traffic signals-treat these signals as four way stops. Also, there is debris on the roadways in several areas throughout the County- stay vigilant... - Read More


10/10/2018 5pm Update Hurricane Michael

October 10, 2018 5:52 PM Current Position:  240 miles WSW of Savannah Max Sustained Winds:  125 mph (Category 3) Movement:  North Northeast at 16 mph Current CEMA OPCON: 3 Hurricane Michael has downgraded to a category 3 storm and expected to continue to weaken. Significant impacts... - Read More


10/10/2018 Tornado Watch

October 10, 2018 2:44 PM A Tornado Watch has been issued for Chatham County until 2:00 AM. Stay alert and prepare for rapidly changing conditions.... - Read More


Chatham County Offices Delayed Opening

October 10, 2018 2:25 PM Chatham County, GA (October 10, 2018) - Chatham County offices will have a delayed opening on Thursday, October 11, 2018, and will resume normal operations at 12:00pm.Those having business with the Chatham County Court System should call the Court... - Read More


Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools CLOSED on Thursday

October 10, 2018 12:53 PM - Read More


10/10/2018 11am Update Hurricane Michael

October 10, 2018 12:52 PM Current Position:  340 miles WSW of Savannah Max Sustained Winds:  145 mph (Category 4) Movement:  North Northeast at 15 mph Current CEMA OPCON: 3 Hurricane Michael is now a category 4 storm and expected to remain a major hurricane up to... - Read More


Talmadge Bridge to Close at 9pm on Wednesday

October 10, 2018 10:29 AM At 9pm tonight, the Georgia Department of Transportation will close the Talmadge Bridge in preparation for Hurricane Michael. ... - Read More


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