Hurricanes


Hurricane Preparedness Main Page

Welcome to the Georgia Emergency Management Agency’s Hurricane Preparedness Website. Here, you will find information about our hurricane history, hurricane hazards in Georgia, and useful information about how to be ready to respond to a hurricane the next time one threatens Georgia.

The hurricane season in the Atlantic Basin – the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean Sea, and the Atlantic Ocean – spans from June 1 through November 30. This year, hurricane forecasters are predicting a very active year for hurricanes in the Atlantic Basin, which means that we should take action now to be ready – Georgia Ready.

Hurricanes in Georgia?

Georgia has been extremely fortunate that a hurricane has not made a landfall on the Georgia Coast since 1898. Did you know that in the 1800’s, six major hurricanes and 14 tropical cyclones made landfall on the Georgia Coast causing widespread damage and destruction? Click Here to find out more.

Hurricane 101

Hurricanes are powerful weather systems that occur around the world. Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Cyclones are all the same type of weather system, tropical cyclones, just with different names depending on the geographic region where they occur. Tropical cyclones create four hazards that produce damage to property and loss of life: storm surge, winds, inland flooding, and tornadoes. Become a hurricane expert by learning about hurricanes and how they can affect Georgia by clicking here.

Be Hurricane Ready

To become a real hurricane hero, you need to know what to do when a hurricane threatens. A hurricane hero is prepared, has a plan, and stays informed. To learn about ways to be prepared, the Georgia hurricane evacuation routes, and more, click here.