Hiawassee, Young Harris, Tate City

Towns         County

Towns County Emergency Management and Homeland Security

Location:                                1100 Jack Dayton Circle
                                               Young Harris, GA 30582

Contacts:                                Marty Roberts, EMA Director
                                               706-896-5792 or 706-994-7484

                                               Wayne Canterbury 
                                                  - Emergency Management Specalist
                                                  - Operations and Logistics

Our Mission:   The mission of the Towns County Emergency Management Agency is to facilitate the protection of life and property in order to create a safer community by promoting excellence in training, preparation, and cooperation.

Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security
The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency coordinates the state’s preparedness, response and recovery efforts to disasters. As part of the Office of the Governor, GEMA/HS operates under the authority of the Emergency Management Act of 1981.

GEMA/HS works with local, state and federal governments, in partnership with the private sector and faith-based community, to prevent and respond to natural and man-made emergencies.

Helping people before, during, and after disasters

See Something, Send Something :  Report a Threat

As you’re going about your day, if you see something that doesn't seem quite right, send something! Download the "See Something, Send Something" app on your smartphone.  By being alert and reporting suspicious activity to local law enforcement, you can protect your family, neighbors, and community.
When reporting activity, describe specifically what you observed, including:
  • Who or what you saw;
  • When you saw it;
  • Where it occurred; and
  • Why it's suspicious.
If there is an emergency, call 9–1–1.

Code Red Emergency Alert System

Towns County uses CodeRED to send EMERGENCY notifications by phone, email, text and social media to keep citizens informed of emergencies such as an weather warnings, evacuation notices, utility outages, water main breaks, fire or floods, chemical spills, or other emergency situations.  To download the free CodeRED Mobile Alert app, visit the Google Play or iTunes store.