Emergency Management is a combination of your local, state and federal governments working together in partnership with local volunteers and businesses, to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from all hazards that affect a jurisdiction.
The Effingham County Emergency Management Agency is the local agency with the responsible for coordination and mitigation, preparedness, and response and recovery efforts to protect the lives and property of the citizens of Effingham County.
There are many natural hazards that may impact the communities in Effingham County. These include:
These are dangerous and often unpredictable events. It is very important that citizens know the safety precautions to take before an emergency and what actions to take during an emergency, whether natural or caused by man. In addition to the many natural hazards that may impact the county, there are other man-made and technological hazards that pose an equal, if not greater, threat to the citizens.
Stay Weather Aware
Advance warning is the most powerful preparedness tool for severe weather. Every family should have one or more methods for receiving severe weather alerts, and at least one of these should have an audible alert to wake you in case the alert comes in the middle of the night.
Sign up for text alerts through the Effingham County Emergency Management Agency, text the words "Follow EffinghamEMA" to the number 40404 to receive important information that impacts Effingham County.
Additional resources for alerts are the Ready Georgia and Red Cross Emergency apps, free to download for Android or iPhone users.