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Saturday, July 02, 1994
Tropical Storm Alberto made landfall with winds over 65 miles per hour. As Alberto settled over Georgia it dropped nearly 30 inches of rain in the towns of Americus and Macon. Over 500,000 people in seven counties went without potable drinking water for as long as a week. Thirty counties in central Georgia declared states of emergency.
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State Information

Georgia Department of Homeland Security
PO Box 18055, Building 2
Atlanta, GA 30316-0055
(404) 635-7000

Local Information

Atlanta Police Department
675 Ponce de Leon Avenue, 9th Floor, NE
Altanta, GA 30308
(404) 853-3434

DeKalb County Homeland Security
1625 Rock Mountain Boulevard, Suite Q
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
(770) 270-0413

Fulton County Emergency Services Department
130 Peachtree Street SW, Suite 3147
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 730-7900

Georgia Emergency Management Agency
Office of Homeland Security
PO Box 18055
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 635-7000
1 (800) TRY-GEMA / 1(800) 879-4362

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting

State of Georgia Citizen Corps
935 E. Confederate Ave
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 635-7238

Localized Ready Programs

The Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) localized the Ready Campaign in January 2008, including three television spots (Meeting Place, Cell Phone, and Tomato Paste) and two radio spots in varying lengths (Meeting Place and Food). The ads fulfill to a local Georgia Web site, The Metro Atlanta UASI Region's citizen preparedness project also localized the television PSA in September 2009. GEMA held a Severe Weather Awareness Ceremony and Ready Georgia launch event hosted by Governor Sonny Perdue in January 2008

Last Updated: 08/20/2019