DeKalb Prepares for Potential Impacts from Hurricane Irma

Dekalb County

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DECATUR, Ga. – DeKalb County Government is working with internal departments and local agencies to ensure readiness and response for Hurricane Irma. This includes reviewing department plans, verifying continuity of operations and conducting assessments on infrastructure throughout the county.

DeKalb citizens and stakeholders are encouraged to sign up for CodeRED, a system used to call, email or text in the event of an emergency or severe weather warning. Notifications are based on the location registered in the system. All information is kept private. Citizens can sign up at by clicking CodeRED at the bottom of the home page.

DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency encourages residents to be prepared and stay informed. Beware of incorrect information on social media and rely on official sources, such as the National Weather Service, National Hurricane Center, local and state emergency management and local media.

All citizens should have a basic emergency preparedness kit and plans for each member of the family including pets, children, elderly or other unique needs. These plans should anticipate power outages, flooding and sheltering in place. For more information on plans and how to prepare, visit or