Emergency Management


Contact Us

Director: Clint Hodges

Email: EEMA@EffinghamCounty.org

Phone: 912-754-8200

Coordinator: Shanna Smith

Email: SSmith@EffinghamCounty.org

Phone: 912-429-8734

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Effingham County Emergency Management Agency (EEMA) to reduce the loss of life and property from all hazards by leading, coordinating, and supporting the community in a comprehensive, risk-based emergency management program of Planning, Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery.

Natural Hazards

There are many natural hazards that may impact the communities in Effingham County. These include:

  • Floods
  • Hurricanes
  • Lightning
  • Severe thunderstorms
  • Tornadoes
  • Wild fires
  • Winter storms

These are dangerous and often unpredictable events. It is very important that citizens know the safety precautions to take before an emergency and what actions to take during an emergency, whether natural or caused by man. In addition to the many natural hazards that may impact the county, there are other man-made and technological hazards that pose an equal, if not greater, threat to the citizens.

What to report

Help us after events like storms, tornadoes, hurricanes, and floods. Let us know what kind of damage occurred at your home or business by providing damage reports directly to Effingham EMA.