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Emergency Management Agency

The mission of Hall County Emergency Management is to provide a comprehensive and aggressive all-hazards approach to homeland security and disaster initiatives, mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery and special events. The purpose of our mission is to protect life and property and to prevent and/or reduce the negative impact of natural and man-made events in Hall County.

Preparedness and Mitigation:
Even before the unthinkable happens, emergency management works to reduce the impact of a disaster and plan the response in order to save lives and make Hall County a safer place to live. Emergency Management helps the community analyze the hazards that may affect them and develop mitigation strategies and emergency operations plans.

When disaster strikes, sometimes the destruction is so severe that the County’s responders are overwhelmed. That is when EMA steps in to help and may ask the Governor to declare a State of Emergency in order to make state resources available to the afflicted area.

It can take years for a community to recover from a disaster, and EMA is there every step of the way. Whether coordinating clean-up efforts, educating victims about available relief programs, distributing disaster relief funds, or providing communities with the tools to identify public structures in areas that are at risk of damage, EMA is ready to address the consequences of disaster and reduce future risk.

Emergency Preparedness

 Disaster Supplies Kit
 Emergency Evacuation Plan
 Food Supplies in Case of Disaster
 Water Storage Before Disaster Strikes

Weather Sirens

The Hall County Warning System is tested silently every morning at 9 a.m. At 10 a.m. on the third Wednesday of February, May, August, and November, the sirens will be tested using the "WAIL" alert tone. To avoid confusion, the sirens will not be tested if there is stormy weather or a severe weather watch or warning in Hall County. Other than the time the "WAIL" tests are conducted, the only time the sirens should be activated with sound is when an actual warning is issued.

 Weather siren location map (interactive)
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 Weather siren location map (PDF)
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SKYWARN Affiliation

Hall County Amateur Radio Emergency Service is very active in Emergency Management in Hall County. They are the premier Skywarn weather watchers for Hall County. For information on Skywarn follow this link to their site.

Emergency Management Director
David Kimbrell
EMA Director
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470 Crescent Dr.
P.O. Box 907730
Gainesville, GA

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The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, and disaster medical operations. Using their training, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event and can take a more active role in preparing their community. Email for class information, or visit their website.

Ready Hall County
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