This section of the site contains information on FEMA Region 4's mission, background, leadership and contact information.
Who We Are and What We Do
FEMA Region IV serves the southeastern states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The Regional Office is located in Atlanta, Ga., and the Federal Regional Center is located in Thomasville, Ga.
Region IV has built a skilled workforce to support our citizens and first responders to work together to build, sustain and improve our capabilities to prevent, prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards. Our Regional team works hand-in-hand with federal, state, tribal, local and private sector partners to meet the needs of its state emergency management agencies.
Region IV's natural risks include hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, droughts, ice storms, earthquakes, wildfires, and tropical storms. Six of our eight states are hurricane-prone, so Federal Coordinating Officers have been pre-designated to plan for hurricane response issues and work closely with the state emergency management agencies.
Because Region IV houses both nuclear power facilities and chemical weapon stockpiles, we have an increased risk for a manmade disaster. Currently, there are 17 nuclear power facilities and applications for nine new sites. Those facilities supply 29 percent of the nation's electrical power output, and the addition of the new sites will increase that capacity by 51 percent. There are two chemical weapons stockpiles within Region IV.
Office of the Regional Administrator
GRACIA SZCZECH, REGIONAL ADMINISTRATOR
As Regional Administrator, Mrs. Szczech coordinates preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation activities in Region IV's eight states.
ROBERT SAMAAN, DEPUTY REGIONAL ADMINISTRATOR
As Deputy Regional Administrator, Mr. Samaan assists the Regional Administrator in coordinating preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation activities in Region IV's eight states and recovery offices. He assumes all Regional Administrator duties in the Regional Administrator's absence.
MARY HUDAK, EXTERNAL AFFAIRS DIRECTOR
Hudak oversees the External Affairs operations for the region, including Community Relations, Public Information, Congressional Affairs, Private Sector and Intergovernmental Outreach.
GEORGE YEARWOOD, SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE REGIONAL ADMINISTRATOR
Yearwood assists the Regional Administrator, handling a variety of special projects that arise in the Region.
Region IV Contact Information
Main Number: 770-220-5200
Fax Number: 770-220-5230
Federal Emergency Management Agency
3003 Chamblee Tucker Road
Atlanta, GA 30341
Media Inquiries: 770-220-5226
Employment: Go to USAJOBS.gov
Freedom of Information Act Officer:
Mary Barnes, Mission Support Division