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Featured Articles

  1. Article number 1 - Severe Weather – December 1, 2018
  2. Article number 2 - Are You Prepared for Winter?
  3. Article number 3 - IEMA Highlights Holiday Safety in December
  4. Article number 4 - IEMA Releases New Broadcast Campaign Focusing on Functional Needs Emergency Preparedness
  5. Article number 5 - Be Prepared: Radiation Safety
  •  Taylorville Tornado

    Severe Weather – December 1, 2018

    The state of Illinois continues to seek ways to support recovery efforts in Christian County after a late season tornado outbreak tore through central Illinois. On December 12, state officials requested the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to conduct a joint preliminary damage assessment of the tornado damage in Christian County. Local, state and federal officials will participate in the assessment, which is the next step in the long road to recovery for Christian County residents and business owners impacted by the December 1 storms.



  •  Are You Prepared for Winter?

    Are You Prepared for Winter?

    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.

  •  Holiday Gifts

    IEMA Highlights Holiday Safety in December

    ​SPRINGFIELD – With the holiday season in full swing, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is offering tips to help people stay safe now and into the new year.  From decorating the tree to traveling to grandma’s house with a sleigh full of new toys, be sure to take simple steps to keep your family safe.

  •  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.

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  •  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. 
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