Friday, June 15, 2012

GEMA Revises website, launches "News-Minute" webcast

Media release: For hurricane season, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security (GEMA) has revised its website and launched a new webcast. The purpose of this upgrade is to make the most up-to-date information more accessible to Georgians before, during and after disaster.

The revamped website,, boasts a modern, colorful design and is divided into user-specific sections to make it easier for site visitors to find the information they need. A new multi-media section includes the GEMA News Minute webcast, produced in partnership with the Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB). This 90-second webcast is released every Tuesday and covers a wide range of topical information.  

"The resources that GPB provided us in putting together this webcast have allowed us to produce a professional and informative product that enables us to better engage our audience," says GEMA/Homeland Security Director Charley English.

In addition, visitors also will have access to real-time updates, such as current weather conditions, open shelters and terrorism alerts. Users looking for preparedness information will find a link to GEMA's Ready Georgia campaign and the downloadable Ready Georgia app.

For more information on GEMA, visit To learn how to prepare for disaster and create a custom kit and plan, visit Follow GEMA at Twitter, Facebook, and youtube.

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