Category: Georgia

Georgia Emergency Notifications

Georgia – Winter Weather: December 22, 2022

A strong high-pressure system is expected to bring brutally cold temperatures over the next few days. A rare Wind Chill Warning is in effect in North Georgia between midnight tonight and noon Saturday, with dangerously cold wind chills (-10 to -20 degrees) expected.  The rest of Georgia is under a Wind Chill Advisory for possible wind chills of +5 to -10 degrees. These wind chill values could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes or hypothermia if proper precautions are not taken.  Moisture remaining on roadways tonight is another concern to flash freeze early tomorrow morning, which could impact travel.
Additional information can be found through the National Weather Service at www.weather.gov, (upper left of page to see your area forecast by zip code), The Weather Channel at www.weather.com, or AccuWeather at www.accuweather.com.

** If you are a patient, and believe this event will negatively impact access to care, please contact your local dialysis facility to understand treatment availability.**

Winter Weather/Extreme Cold Resources

  • CDC – Be Prepared to Stay Safe and Healthy in Winter: English|Spanish
  • CDC – Extreme Cold: A Prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Health and Safety: Website

Georgia – Tropical Storm Nicole: Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Tropical Storm Nicole is forecast to become a hurricane, and will make landfall in Florida tonight. Hurricane, storm surge and tropical storm alerts have been issued in Georgia. Coastal flooding, strong winds, flooding rain and tornadoes are expected along the Southeast coast. Flooding rain, strong winds and a few tornadoes are possible in the rest of the East Friday into early Saturday.

Evacuation Information

Hurricane and Flood Safety Tips and Resources

Georgia – Tropical Storm Hurricane Ian Update: Thursday, September 29, 2022

Ian is now a Tropical Storm and is located on the eastern coast of Florida. Ian is forecast to move over the Atlantic shortly. The forecast track has shifted slightly east since the last update. Ian is forecast to be near hurricane strength when it approaches coastal Georgia, and then weaken Friday night and Saturday as it moves across the southern states. While the coast can expect the greatest impacts (heaviest rainfall, storm surge, coastal flooding, strongest winds, isolated tornado threat), it is highly likely that every portion of the state will experience Ian. Impacts begin today and will extend through Sunday.

**A State of Emergency has been declared for Georgia** https://gema.georgia.gov/plan-prepare/storms-disasters/emergencies/hurricane-ian

Hurricane and Flood Safety Tips and Resources