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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


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


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


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