Did you know?

Joanna Troutman, who designed the first Lonestar Flag (later adopted as the Texas State Flag) was born in Crawford County.
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Commissioner Meetings are the First and Third Tuesday of each Month

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

We are proud to announce Crawford County has two new outdoor warning sirens. This brings the total to eight sirens located throughout the county. These additional sirens were purchased with a grant from Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG), which covered 75% of the installation cost. We would like to remind residents; outdoor warning sirens should not be the only source to receive weather warnings. Other sources include local media, NOAA weather radios and smartphone apps. Crawford County also offers it's residents CodeRed, a severe weather notification service. Visit www.crawfordcountyga.org for details on how to sign up.

Thanks to our elected officials, community partners and residents, Crawford County was recently recognized as a Storm Ready Community.

Crawford County
Emergency Management Agency
Office of Homeland Security

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Rick Sharon
Director
478-550-7138
Gerry Gibb
Deputy Director
478-550-5252
   
Office Tel: 478-836-2616
 (Not staffed during regular business hours)
 FAX: 478-845-1233
 P.O. Box 1059
1011 U.S. Highway 341 North
 Roberta, Ga 31078

Email: ema@crawfordcountyga.org

Brief overview

Crawford County's Emergency Management Agency's ("EMA") mission is to coordinate the preparation for, response to, recovery from and mitigation against a host of potential hazards and threats that may affect the citizens of Crawford County.

 

Our goals are

- to provide coordination for the many public and private resources that are engaged during large scale incidents and disasters

- to locate methods to prevent or mitigate loss and damage to public and private assets

- to provide useful information to help you prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters that tend to affect each of us at one time or another

 

In  doing so, the Crawford County EMA implements the Emergency  Operations  Plan in coordinating emergency response and recovery  organizations. EMA  also seeks to use available means to educate the  public to prepare for  disasters of many kinds.

Crawford  County is qualified for the Federal Performance Partnership  Agreement  which ensures the county remains eligible for federal public  and individual assistance in the event of a disaster. In short, public  assistance means funding to repair and/or restore publicly-owned assets  to their pre-disaster condition while individual  assistance means  funding to repair and/or restore our citizens'assets  to their  pre-disaster condition. The type of federal assistance  available  depends on whether a Presidential Declaration is made and what  type is  approved.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Crawford County Emergency Management Agency is currently staffed by volunteers. In conjunction with local, state and federal partners, along with local businesses and community organizations, Crawford County Emergency Management Agency is tasked with coordinating on a local level, the planning and preparedness activities to ensure the community as a whole is prepared should a disaster occur.

Also, during a disaster, Crawford County Emergency Management Agency will become a liaison between the local responders and Georgia Emergency Management Agency to request additional resources.

Crawford County Emergency Management Agency conducts various training activities throughout the year. If you are interested in volunteering or assisting in Crawford County Emergency Management Agency, or participating in a training activity, please contact us via email with your contact information.

Crawford County EMA realizes communication is a key during and after a disaster.  Our community has partnered with the local Amateur Radio Emergency Service ("ARES") group.  If you are interested in joining, please contact Sonny Gilbert at wb4nku@att.net

TORNADO OUTDOOR WARNING SIREN TESTING - All outdoor warning sirens will be tested per Georgia Emergency Managment Agency's guidelines at approximately 11:30 a.m. on the first Wednesday of each month only during clear sky conditions

Important Links

Family Disaster Plan - To create a customized emergency supplies kit and family communications plan, go to www.ready.ga.gov and click on "What's your plan?"

Federal Emergency Management Agency - www.fema.gov

Visit FloodSmart.gov for information on the National Flood Insurance Program

Georgia Emergency Management Agency - http://www.gema.state.ga.us/

National Weather Service - http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ffc/