GHA Statement on Severe Weather

The Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) constantly monitors forecasts and works with state and federal agencies to prepare for Hurricane and other severe weather. Should weather impact our state, Georgia's hospitals stand at the ready and have emergency preparedness plans in place to make sure that all patients who come through their doors are treated with the best care possible,no matter the weather. Our hospitals are also ready to provide support to hospitals from neighboring states dealing with this massive storm.

Nearly one year ago, Hurricane Michael tested Georgia's emergency system. The state's hospitals were up to the challenge then and are ready to face any challenges. GHA is proud of the many brave men and women in our hospitals working overtime to ensure every patient is treated.

GHA Produces Hurricane Michael Video

Hurricane Michael hit parts of Georgia in the Fall of 2019. GHA was extremely proud of each and every hospital who rose to the occasion to treat and help as many patients as possible. Click here to view the Hurricane Michael Video.


Out-Of-State Evacuees Information

Georgia State Parks, including campsites and cottages, are open to evacuees. Georgia State Parks will not be turning away any visitors seeking assistance. 
  • All cabins will be allowed to accommodate domestic pets. Pet fees will be waived during this weather event. 
  • Parks that currently have overnight equestrian facilities will allow visitors traveling with horses to use portable corrals and high lines (with tree saver straps).  AH Stephens State Park will utilize the event field as an overflow for their equestrian campground.
  • For information about parks, updates and how to rent facilities please go to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources State Parks & Historic Sites Alerts & Closures page

(Information updated from Georgia Emergency Management Agency)


Georgia Traffic Information

Call 511 or visit www.511ga.org for free real-time travel information on road conditions and closures.

Ready Georgia

Being ready for emergencies is extremely important. Having a plan in place is paramount. For more information on how to be prepared, visit the Ready Georgia website.


State's Health Care Response to Disasters

Georgia’s healthcare response to disasters is based on our Healthcare Coalition model. Fourteen regional healthcare coalitions, led by a Coalition Coordinator and a Coalition Facilitator, work with healthcare and community partners to prepare for and respond to disasters and emergencies.  Coalition members consists of Emergency Preparedness coordinators from healthcare and community agencies throughout Georgia.


Georgia Hotel/Motel Availability

Callers with questions concerning hotel/motel availability in Georgia can call: 1-800-VISIT-GA (1-800-847-4842) or visit www.exploregeorgia.org.


Pet Information

Pet friendly sheltering is available at Georgia State Parks, where 'dry camping' will be available free of charge
  • Evacuees are encouraged to contact park offices directly for assistance
  • A map of all Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites Division - Georgia DNR is available here