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
As Regional Administrator, Mrs. Szczech coordinates preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation activities in Region IV's eight states.
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.
Rock Hill, South Carolina 29730
Cherokee, NC 28719
Atmore, AL 36502
Hollywood, Florida 33024
The following is a list of recent presidentially-declared disasters in Region IV:
- Georgia Hurricane Michael (October 14, 2018)
- Florida Hurricane Michael (October 11, 2018)
- South Carolina Hurricane Florence (September 16, 2018)
- North Carolina Hurricane Florence (September 14, 2018)
- Georgia Hurricane Irma (September 15, 2017)
- Florida Hurricane Irma (September 10, 2017)
For disaster specific information, please visit the above links.
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 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Freedom of Information Act Officer:
Mary Barnes, Mission Support Division
For more information on how to submit a FOIA request, please visit: www.fema.gov/freedom-information-act