Hurricane Preparedness Expo- SATURDAY JUNE 9

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Monthly Siren Test WEDNESDAY at 12 PM!

June 4, 2018 12:01 PM - Read More

The 2018 Hurricane Season Has Arrived!

June 1, 2018 8:40 AM June 1st has officially arrived, and along with it, the 2018 Hurricane Season! Take a moment with your family to ensure you're prepared for storms that may affect Chatham County.  This year, NOAA's forecasters predict a 70-percent likelihood of 10... - Read More

Subtropical Storm Alberto Has Formed in the Gulf

May 25, 2018 11:05 AM It's not even hurricane season yet, but Subtropical Storm Alberto has formed in the Gulf. This storm system could possibly bring heavy rainfall into our area beginning Sunday. ... - Read More

Memorial Day Safety Tips

May 24, 2018 12:00 PM Stay safe this Memorial Day weekend by checking out these safety tips! ... - Read More

2018 Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

May 16, 2018 4:02 PM Friday, May 4th, 2018 CEMA volunteers came together to celebrate another year of service. At the Willy Wonka themed banquet, volunteers were recognized for the time they give to supporting our community through CEMA. In a world where there never... - Read More

Plane Crash on Hwy 21- May 16 Update

May 16, 2018 12:34 PM Hwy 21 will remain closed until further notice. Updated Information as of 5/16/2018 from Georgia Department of Transportation:Cleanup efforts are currently underway for State Route 21 near Savannah Hilton Head International Airport where a Puerto Rico Air National Guard WC-130H "Hercules"... - Read More

Hurricane Preparedness Week - Saturday

May 12, 2018 9:00 AM Hurricane Preparedness Week is almost over, however, community preparedness is never over. Chatham Emergency Management Agency encourages everyone to complete a written plan for this hurricane season! - Read More

Hurricane Preparedness Week - Friday

May 11, 2018 8:21 AM Help Your Neighbor Did you know that by knowing your neighbors, you can help save lives? You have the power to help your community prepare for hurricanes by interacting with your neighbors! When hurricanes strike, many think of our firefighters,... - Read More

Hurricane Preparedness Week - Thursday

May 10, 2018 8:30 AM Strengthen Your HomeWhether you are evacuating from the area or sheltering in place, performing a general assessment of your home and making it hurricane-ready is always the best plan. During Hurricane Preparedness Week, we urge you to prepare for hurricane... - Read More

Hurricane Preparedness Week - Wednesday

May 9, 2018 8:45 AM Get an Insurance CheckupDid you know that most homeowners and renters insurance does not include flood insurance? This means that without a separate flood policy, you may be responsible for covering hurricane-related flood damage out-of-pocket. This could leave you and... - Read More

Hurricane Preparedness Week - Tuesday

May 8, 2018 8:25 AM Assemble Disaster SuppliesDuring a Mandatory Evacuation Order, you may have very little time to organize what supplies you need and make decisions on what to take. Pre-assembled disaster kits and a checklist of what important items and documents to bring... - Read More

Five Gallon Emergency Kit Checklist

May 7, 2018 10:41 AM Building your five gallon emergency kit can save you money and help you survive a disaster! It's easy, but it can also be fun and educational if you include the whole family.This kit can be used during a hurricane or... - Read More

Hurricane Preparedness Week - Monday

May 7, 2018 7:55 AM Develop an Evacuation PlanWhen a hurricane evacuation is ordered for your area, do you have a plan? Do you know what the order means or even what zone you live and work in? Having a plan for when you will... - Read More

Hurricane Preparedness Week - Sunday

May 6, 2018 9:00 AM Determine Your RiskAs we quickly approach the beginning of hurricane season, the National Weather Service (NWS) has declared the week of May 6-12, 2018 as National Hurricane Preparedness Week. In the previous two years, we have seen Hurricanes Matthew and... - Read More

Hurricane Preparedness Week Kick-Off

May 4, 2018 11:26 AM The Chatham County Board of Commissioners has declared the week of May 6 -12, 2018, as Hurricane Preparedness Week. This week is dedicated to helping our community prepare for the upcoming 2018 Hurricane Season. In 2016 and 2017, Chatham County... - Read More

CEMA Wins Two Awards for Efforts During Hurricane Irma!

April 27, 2018 11:12 AM Chatham Emergency Management Agency Receives Two Awards for Social Media Campaign during Hurricane Irma On April 25, 2018, the Chatham Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) received two awards for their use of social media during Hurricane Irma at the Government Social Media... - Read More

2018 Chatham County Hurricane Conference Was A Great Success

April 20, 2018 1:33 PM On April 17th, 2018 more than 500 people from around the state arrived in Savannah to attend the 2018 Chatham County Hurricane Conference, hosted by the Chatham Emergency Management Agency. This conference, at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center,... - Read More

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

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