Tue., May 12, 2015 1:13pm
About 100 personnel from state, local, and volunteer agencies will run through the key steps to take in case a hurricane makes landfall in the area. They’ll use large maps and models to lay out available resources.
Wed., January 28, 2015 4:41pm
One year ago today, two inches of snow and ice caused total chaos in metro Atlanta. State officials say they are better able to handle a "snowpocalypse" now.
Mon., June 16, 2014 9:35am
Looking to keep up to date with severe weather in Georgia? There’s an updated app for that. Tuesday, Governor Nathan Deal and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency unveiled the updated version of Ready Georgia, the state’s emergency mobile app. Ready Georgia is a statewide campaign designed to help Georgians prepare for emergencies and disasters. Upgrading the campaign’s mobile app was one of the recommendations of the governor’s Severe Weather Taskforce.
Thu., January 30, 2014 2:10pm
Emergency responders have been focusing Thursday on getting abandoned cars off the road. According to the Georgia Emergency Management System (GEMA) drivers left behind more than 2,000 cars during the storm. For Barbara Anderson, the nightmare is almost over. The Georgia National Guard is helping her find her Pontiac after she abandoned it on the side of highway 285. “It was horrible. I still can’t get over the last two days. I couldn’t wait to get out of there,” said Anderson. Anderson says she left her home in Stone Mountain Tuesday afternoon headed to work in Dunwoody, but she never made it.
Mon., August 5, 2013 8:00am
Gilmer County authorities are accepting donations to help the victims of recent flash floods. Georgia Emergency Management Agency spokeswoman Crystal Paulk-Buchanan said donated goods can be dropped off at Gilmer Fire Station 1 in East Ellijay.
Tue., June 11, 2013 8:00am
Georgia health and emergency officials are using social media to educate the public about preparing for an emergency. The Georgia Department of Public Health and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency plan to host a Twitter chat about emergency preparedness at 3 p.m. Tuesday.
Tue., June 4, 2013 1:16pm
Georgia Emergency Management Director Charley English typed away Tuesday afternoon as he responded to questions about hurricane preparedness via Twitter. GEMA used the hashtag #AskGEMA to solicit questions from Georgians about evacuation plans and potential dangers for about an hour.
Fri., May 31, 2013 1:00am
State and federal officials are using these final days before the Atlantic hurricane season begins Saturday to urge Georgians at along the coast and beyond to prepare. NOAA forecasters are predicting an above-average season with 13 to 20 named storms and six major hurricanes.