Georgia Broadcasters & GEMASA “Ready Georgia” Citizens For Hermine

Georgia Broadcasters & GEMASA “Ready Georgia” Citizens For Hermine

National Preparedness Month (September) greets Georgia citizens with a threatening Tropical Storm and a State of Emergency by Governor’s Executive Order

The extensive preparedness work being done before Tropical Storm Hermine is a true testament to the vital significance of Georgia Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency’s Ready Georgia initiative. A current GAB PEP campaign promotes the initiative aimed at promoting key steps to readiness and preparedness for emergency situations.

Tropical Storm Hermine is broadcasters’ first opportunity to utilize the benefits of Georgia’s First Informers Act.

What To Know

  • 56 Georgia counties are under a State of Emergency (see graphic)


  • Broadcasters in the affected counties should make arrangements with their county Emergency Management Office BEFORE the storm hits. 
    • Find your county contact by visiting the GEMHSA website HERE

  • Broadcasters should inform the public of how to prepare for the storm by referencing ReadyGeorgia

Our partners at Georgia Power are also keeping a close eye on the storm and have provided these useful tools that we encourage all broadcasters to share with viewers and listeners. For a copy of the official Georgia Power News Advisory CLICK HERE. 

Tools To Use

  • Outage Alerts – Subscribe to the free Georgia Power Outage Alert service to receive personalized notifications and updates via text message.
  • Outage & Storm Center – Available at, customers can visit this site to sign up for Outage Alerts, report and check the status of outages, and access useful safety tips and information.   Customers can also report and check the status of an outage 24 hours a day by contacting Georgia Power at 888-891-0938.
  • Outage Map – Housed within the Outage & Storm Center, Georgia Power’s interactive Outage Map provides near real-time information, allowing users to see where outages are occurring across the state and track estimated restoration times.
  • Georgia Power Mobile App – Download the Georgia Power mobile app for Apple and Android devices to access storm and outage information on the go. Use the app anytime to access account information and mobile bill payment options, as well as energy efficiency tools.
  • @GeorgiaPower on Twitter – Follow @GeorgiaPower on Twitter for storm tips, outage updates, customer service and more.  

Tough times like a fierce tropical storm hitting Georgia communities are when broadcasters are depended upon most and prove that it’s ALWAYS a great day to be a Georgia Broadcaster.