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Region IV: AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN

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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.

State Partners

P.O. Drawer 2160
Clanton, AL 35046
(205) 280-2200
2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard
Tallahassee, FL 32399
(850) 413-9969
(800) 226-4329 (TDD/TTY)
P.O. Box 18055
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 635-7000
(800) 879-4362
100 Minuteman Parkway
Frankfort, KY 40601
(800) 255-2587
P.O. Box 5644
Pearl, MS 39288
(601) 933-6362
(800) 222-6362
1636 Gold Star Drive
Raleigh, NC 27607
(919) 825-2500
(800) 858-0368
2779 Fish Hatchery Road
West Columbia, SC 29172
(803) 737-8500
3041 Sidco Drive
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 741-0001

Tribal Partners

996 Avenue of the Nations
Rock Hill, South Carolina 29730
(803) 366-4792


P.O. Box 455
Cherokee, NC 28719
(828) 497-7000
P.O. Box 440021
Miami, FL 33144
(305) 223-8380
101 Industrial Road
Choctaw, MS 39350
(601) 656-5251
5811 Jack Springs Road
Atmore, AL 36502
(251) 368-9136
6300 Stirling Road
Hollywood, Florida 33024
(800) 683-7800

Disaster Declarations

The following is a list of recent presidentially-declared disasters in Region IV:

For disaster specific information, please visit the above links.  


For the latest FEMA Region IV news and press releases, please visit our news page or go to FEMA News Releases.

Region IV Contact Information 

General Contacts

Telephone Numbers:
Main Number: 770-220-5200
Fax Number: 770-220-5230

Mailing Address:
Federal Emergency Management Agency
3003 Chamblee Tucker Road
Atlanta, GA 30341

Media Inquiries: 770-220-5226 or

Employment: Go to or visit

Freedom of Information Act Officer:

Mary Barnes, Mission Support Division
Telephone: 770-220-5482

For more information on how to submit a FOIA request, please visit:

Last Updated: 
11/02/2018 - 15:45