Georgia Emergency Preparedness: What you need to know

The state's agencies and its ReadyGeorgia, Georgia 911, and StormReady® programs help residents plan and prepare for a variety of disasters and stay informed.

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The state of Georgia has an Emergency and Disaster Web Center at http://www.georgia911.org. It is a comprehensive response and recovery information Web Center with information on topics such as preparedness and action and recovery, as well as links to state-specific resources. The information can also be accessed by calling 1-800-GEORGIA.

The website gives real-time information on weather, traffic and road conditions, evacuations, and shelter information. Georgia911.org also links to local, state, and federal resource websites. The website gives real-time information on weather, traffic and road conditions, evacuations, and shelter information.

The Georgia Division of Emergency Planning and Preparedness has information on health emergencies, environmental incidents (such as the 2010 oil spill), severe weather, and terrorism at http://health.state.ga.us/programs/ emerprep/index.asp. The site also has a downloadable Business Continuity Planning Guide.


The Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) has alert and warning systems and real-time information for all types of emergencies and disasters including severe weather and other natural disasters, power outages, industrial accidents and discharges, terror threats, and disease outbreaks. For real-time information, go to and click on Alerts and Warnings.

Mobile app. GEMA and the Georgia Department of Public Health have developed a mobile app that delivers emergency information to help citizens plan for emergencies and stay informed. Download the app at http://www.gema.state.ga.us.

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