In today's ever-changing climate, awareness and planning are our best defense against hazardous conditions. Georgia Tech Savannah is committed to providing emergency response plans to ensure the safety of the Tech community.
To prepare for crisis incidents at Georgia Tech Savannah, the Institute conducts vulnerability assessments on facilities throughout campus and continually reviews preparedness and response procedures to enhance campus safety. For example, plans are in place to address incidents ranging from natural disasters to bomb threats. These plans are routinely exercised with local first responders including the Savannah-Chatham County Police Department, the City of Savannah Fire Department, and the Chatham Emergency Management Agency (CEMA). In addition, campus first responders, emergency personnel and building managers are committed to participating in ongoing safety education to help improve preparedness and response capabilities. Like other institutions in the University System of Georgia, Georgia Tech is also part of the Board of Regents’ emergency operations planning committee.
While Georgia Tech has emergency measures in place to support basic operations, whether you are on campus or at home, you must have your own tools and plans in place to make it on your own.
In the event that a hurricane threatens coastal Georgia and South Carolina, Georgia Tech Savannah will initiate procedures to ensure the safety of students and employees. It is critical that you remain informed of the status of the storm and the Institute's response. Before, during and after a storm, you are encouraged to check the university's website for updates and cancellation of classes and events.