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Hurricane Season


What we love about Savannah-- our beaches, rivers and low-lying marshes-- can also make us vulnerable to large storms and hurricanes. But if you think ahead and prepare yourself, you'll get through any weather event safely. The City of Savannah Hurricane Guide is a starting point to help you create a comprehensive preparedness plan. To find more detailed information, including resources on preparing yourself for non-weather-related emergencies and disasters, please visit the sites listed in our related links. On the Chatham Emergency Management Agency Web site, you can subscribe to CEMA Alert and have local emergency information sent directly to your email.Prepare yourself for hurricane seasoPrepare yourself for hurricane season

Hurricane season means planning on where to go and what to take. This Savannah has been lucky for a long time. But this year, simply judging from severe weather across the county, that may not be the case. Harsh weather in Savannah may mean thunderstorms, which often cause flooding in low-lying areas, including some downtown city streets. What we love about Savannah - our beaches, rivers and low-lying marshes - can also make us vulnerable to large storms, seasonal tornadoes and hurricanes. Hurricane season is from June to late November and spring is the time of year that tornadoes are most likely to form, however they can occur at any time of the year in Georgia.

What's your plan?

But if you think ahead and prepare yourself, you'll get through any weather event safely.  On the Chatham Emergency Management Agency Web site, you can subscribe to CEMA Alert and have local emergency information sent directly to your email.

Everybody should have the food, water, medicine and other supplies they need to comfortably wait out this period. Collecting these materials now means avoiding long lines and possible store shortages later. Preparing in advance will also keep you organized and efficient if an evacuation becomes necessary.

Emergency Blue Light Phones

Evacuation Plans and Procedures

Georgia Tech Savannah will utilize various procedures in the event the campus needs to be evacuated.  GTSENS and other campus communication, including this web site, will be used to share important information during that time.

Chatham Emergency Management Agency

The Mission of the Chatham Emergency Management Agency is to protect lives and property from the threat of all types of major emergencies and disasters, both natural and manmade. This shall be accomplished by providing community-wide leadership, guidance, support and coordination in the areas of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.

Georgia Tech Emergency Action Plan

The purpose of the Georgia Institute of Technology Emergency Action Plan is to establish policies, procedures, and an organizational structure for response to emergencies. The Plan incorporates operating procedures from the National Incident Management System for handling emergencies resulting from fires, floods, storms, hazardous material incidents, terrorism and other potential disasters.
View the plan.