Terrorism Ready


Get Ready for Threats of Terrorism

As the events of September 11, 2001 demonstrated, terrorist attacks can occur quickly and unexpectedly. In Georgia, a college student was convicted in June 2009 of conspiring to provide material support for terrorism and was sentenced to 13 years in federal prison.


During the 1996 Olympics, a bombing occurred at Centennial Olympic Park, killing two and injuring 111. The next year, an Atlanta-area health clinic and a gay nightclub were bombed by the same man. Eric Rudolph pled guilty to these crimes in 2005 and is now serving a life sentence in prison.


All Georgians should begin to learn about potential threats and know that by making a simple phone call, you may help thwart a terrorist attack.

Be Aware of Suspicious Behavior

    • Surveillance: video recording or monitoring activities, taking notes, using cameras, maps or binoculars near key facilities or events
    • Suspicious Questioning: attempting to gain information in person, by phone, mail, e-mail, etc. regarding a key facility or people who work there
    • Tests of Security: attempts to penetrate or test physical security or procedures at a key facility/event
    • Acquiring Supplies: attempting to improperly acquire explosives, weapons, ammunition, dangerous chemicals, uniforms, badges, flight manuals, access cards or identification for a key facility/event or to legally obtain items under suspicious circumstances that could be used in a terrorist attack
    • Suspicious Persons: anyone who does not appear to belong in the workplace, neighborhood, business establishment or near a key facility or event
    • “Dry Runs”: behavior that appears to be preparation for a terrorist act, such as mapping out routes, playing out scenarios with other people, monitoring key facilities/events, timing traffic lights or traffic flow, or other suspicious activities
    • Deploying Assets: abandoned vehicles, stockpiling of suspicious materials, or persons being deployed near a key facility/event

If You See Something, Say Something

  • If you see someone behaving suspiciously, report it to local law enforcement. The Georgia Office of Homeland Security also has a website devoted to reporting such behavior

Local Weather Alerts

Check for any weather alerts here Flood Warning

Flood Warning
The Flood Warning Continues For The Savannah River Near Clyo. * At 9 Pm Wednesday The Stage Was 14.0 Feet. * Flood Stage Is 11.0 Feet. * Minor Flooding Is Occurring. * Forecast, The River Will Continue Rising To Near 14.2 Feet By Early ...Read More.
Effective: April 1, 2020 at 9:51pmExpires: April 2, 2020 at 9:51pmTarget Area: Effingham; Screven

Flood Warning
The Flood Warning Continues For The Savannah River At Burtons Ferry. * At 9 Pm Wednesday The Stage Was 16.7 Feet. * Flood Stage Is 15.0 Feet. * Minor Flooding Is Occurring. * Forecast, The River Will Rise To Near 16.7 Feet By Early Thursday ...Read More.
Effective: April 1, 2020 at 9:51pmExpires: April 4, 2020 at 11:00pmTarget Area: Screven

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Altamaha River At Baxley Affecting Appling...tattnall...toombs And Wayne Counties ...flood Warning Extended Until Monday Evening...the Flood Warning Continues For The Altamaha River At Baxley. ...Read More.
Effective: April 2, 2020 at 8:00amExpires: April 6, 2020 at 8:00pmTarget Area: Appling; Tattnall; Toombs; Wayne