Stop The Bleed

Stop the Bleed is the Georgia Trauma Commission's statewide initiative to prepare community members to save lives in a bleeding emergency.Region 9 Trauma Committee members train, equip and empower bystanders to help "Stop the Bleed" in victims in the... - Read More

Five Gallon Emergency Kit Checklist

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

New Evacuation Zones in Chatham County

After Hurricane Matthew, there was a need for greater understanding and preparation to ensure the safe and effective evacuation of Chatham County during a hurricane or tropical storm. To better prepare for hurricane season, we are encouraging residents to learn... - Read More

Preparing for Winter Weather

Tips to prepare for cold weather. - Read More

Run. Hide. Fight. Surviving an Active Shooter Event.

Do you know what to do in an active shooter situation? Take five minutes of your time and find out. - Read More

Community Notification Registration

Register your cell phone to receive emergency alerts. - Read More


The National Hurricane Center provides the general guidance that evacuees should "run from the water and hide from the wind"-- meaning that historically the storm surge is the most deadly threat from a hurricane. - Read More

Siren Map (2010)

Interactive siren map (updated 2010). Click the zones to enlarge. - Read More

Chatham County Public Health - Pandemic Influenza Plan

Chatham County Public Health Influenza Plan - Read More


All about tornadoes, including what to do during a watch or warning. - Read More


The Department of Homeland Security has developed a website to educate Americans about the potential threat of terrorism. READY.GOV has instructions for several ways to make preparations for you and your loved ones. - Read More

Siren Program

Conditions of warnings and sound samples. - Read More

School Safety

School safety and emergency planning for schools has moved to the forefront for many school districts and emergency agencies nationwide. Georgia Emergency Management is leading the way in school safety planning and training not only in Georgia but nationwide. CEMA is following that lead on the local level. - Read More


The links below will take you to pages with more detailed information on hurricane development and preparedness:Hurricane Evacuation Zones:For an interactive map on the evacuation zones, please CLICK HERE! This will allow you to type in any address in Chatham County... - Read More

Hazardous Materials

A hazardous materials accident can occur anywhere. Find out how to protect yourself. - Read More


10 Facts that every Unincorporated Chatham County Resident should know. - Read More


The historical record of earthquakes in the southeastern United States and Georgia makes it clear that earthquakes and their associated seismic hazards exist. - Read More

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The Chatham County Siren System

The Chatham Emergency Management Agency conducts monthly tests of our emergency warning sirens on the first Wednesday of each month at 12 noon. If you hear a siren at any other time, it means take cover! Read more about our warning siren program.