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  1. Article number 1 - November is Winter Weather Preparedness Month
  2. Article number 2 - IEMA Releases New Broadcast Campaign Focusing on Functional Needs Emergency Preparedness
  3. Article number 3 - Be Prepared: Radiation Safety
  4. Article number 4 - Hurricane Update
  •  November is Winter Weather Preparedness Month

    November is Winter Weather Preparedness Month

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – The official start of winter is still nearly two months away but much of the state has already experienced its first frost and, in some areas, its first snowfall. This sets the stage for a potentially long winter so the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is recommending people start taking steps to ensure they’re prepared to stay safe and warm throughout the winter months.

  •  IEMA Releases New Broadcast Campaign Focusing  on Functional Needs Emergency Preparedness

    IEMA Releases New Broadcast Campaign Focusing on Functional Needs Emergency Preparedness

    SPRINGFIELD – Personal preparedness for emergencies is important for everyone, particularly households with members who have disabilities, functional needs or may need assistance during an emergency. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) recently launched a new broadcast campaign to encourage people and caregivers to develop plans and assemble emergency supply kits to help them stay safe and well when disaster strikes.

    View/listen to the PSAs


  •  Be Prepared: Radiation Safety

    Be Prepared: Radiation Safety

    SPRINGFIELD – While the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is widely recognized for its efforts in emergency preparedness and response to events such as floods, tornadoes and blizzards, the agency also administers more than two dozen nuclear and radiation safety programs that help protect public health and safety and the environment by preventing unnecessary exposure to ionizing radiation, whether naturally-occurring or man-made. 
  •  Hurricane Update

    Hurricane Update

    As hurricane relief efforts continue in the southeastern part of the United States, it is advised that those wishing to help with relief efforts wait for instructions from local officials, or check with a specific organizations. In the immediate disaster response period, it is critically important that non-essential personnel stay out of a disaster zone as to not impede search and rescue operations. It’s important to remember that rebuilding from a storm takes months, and there will be a need for volunteers well after the storm passes. As with any disaster, the most effective way to help is to donate money and time to trusted, reputable, voluntary or charitable organizations. A list of approved national organizations can be found on the National Volunteers Active in Disasters website at https://www.nvoad.org/.


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