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  • Local students help create EMA preparedness calendars
    It’s that time of year again where you need to start looking for a new annual calendar, and our Emergency Management Agency (EMA) can help you do just that. This week, the EMA released its first Emergency Preparedness Calendar and distributed them to several local schools.   The calendars were part of an art contest with […]

    December 22, 2023 published by Edna Ruiz

  • Student leaders learn about emergency management
    This month, students in the Georgia Civic Awareness Program for Students (GCAPS) took a trip to our Emergency Management Agency (EMA) to learn about emergency preparedness and what  officials do to keep us safe during inclement weather.  “The Emergency Management Agency is honored to be a part of the GCAPS program,” said  EMA Director Spencer […]

    December 22, 2023 published by Edna Ruiz

  • EMA holding 2nd annual Emergency Preparedness Fair
    Macon-Bibb County’s Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is inviting the entire community to its second annual Emergency Preparedness Fair on Saturday, September 23, at the Elaine H. Lucas Senior Center (132 Willis Smokie Glover Drive) from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. There, people will be able to hear from a dozen different preparedness and safety agencies about how they are helping keep prepare the […]

    September 15, 2023 published by Edna Ruiz

  • Red Cross, EMA offering emergency shelter training
    When Hurricanes Irma and Matthew were bearing down on the East and Gulf Coasts, hundreds of people evacuated to Macon-Bibb County. When local apartments and hotels flooded after heavy rains, residents had to evacuate until the waters receded and it was safe for them to return.   To safely house them in their time of need, […]

    August 25, 2023 published by Edna Ruiz

  • EMA begins distribution of safety devices
    This past week, the Emergency Management Agency (EMA) began its distribution of nearly 1,000 weather radios and 100 pillow shaker and light combo packs that people signed up for this summer. On Monday at City Hall and on Wednesday at the Elaine H. Lucas Senior Center, people picked up 159 radios and 30 combo packs. […]

    August 18, 2023 published by Chris Floore

  • EMA providing free safety devices
    The Emergency Management Agency (EMA) will be giving nearly 1,000 weather radios and 100 pillow shaker and strobe light combo packs to Macon-Bibb residents for free beginning in July. To receive one of the potentially life-saving devices in the mail, visit www.maconbibb.us/ema, click on the “Request a Free Radio” link, and fill out the form. […]

    June 30, 2023 published by Edna Ruiz

  • Dangerously low temperatures, wind coming this weekend
    Temperatures over the holiday weekend are expected to drop dangerously low. We’re expecting at least 48 – 72 hours of below freezing temperatures beginning Friday, December 23 and lasting through Monday, December 26. Even though we’re not expecting any rain or precipitation, we can expect sustained winds up to 20 mph and gusts up to […]

    December 22, 2022 published by Edna Ruiz

  • Emergency management officials take trip to state headquarters for cybersecurity training
    On Wednesday, October 5 our Emergency Management Agency (EMA) and local partners team took a trip to the State Operations Center in Atlanta for a monthly Emergency Support Functions (ESF) meeting to learn more about cybersecurity.   It’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month, so what better time to talk about how we can be prepared and protected when […]

    October 7, 2022 published by Edna Ruiz

  • Coming together to protect our community in case of emergency
    This week, our Emergency Management Agency (EMA) activated the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), bringing in all our department and partner agency leaders to keep an eye on Hurricane Ian’s path and prepare our community’s response for any impact we may have gotten. Early forecasts showed Hurricane Ian heading towards Middle Georgia, but on Wednesday, the […]

    September 30, 2022 published by Edna Ruiz

  • Red Cross, EMA offering Shelter Training Course
    When Hurricanes Irma and Matthew were bearing down on the East and Gulf Coasts, hundreds of people evacuated to Macon-Bibb County, and the American Red Cross of Central Midwest Georgia worked with Macon-Bibb’s Emergency Management Agency (EMA) and Recreation Department to open several public shelters. Hundreds of volunteers and employees stepped up to help these […]

    September 22, 2022 published by Edna Ruiz

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