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  1. Article number 1 - IEMA Launches Recovery Website
  2. Article number 2 - Heat Advisory: State Officials Offer Heat Safety Tips
  3. Article number 3 - IEMA Encourages People to Stay Aware, Be Prepared for Strong to Severe Storms
  4. Article number 4 - Be Prepared: Radiation Safety
  5. Article number 5 - July is Youth Preparedness Month
  •  IEMA Launches Recovery Website

    IEMA Launches Recovery Website

    The State of Illinois launched a comprehensive website dedicated to disaster recovery. Governor JB Pritzker has instructed agency directors across state government to make resources available to help local communities recover from this devastating flood. From emergency housing assistance to replacing SNAP benefits or agricultural aide, countless state agencies have come together to offer help to those affected by severe, widespread flooding.

  •  Heat Advisory: State Officials Offer Heat Safety Tips

    Heat Advisory: State Officials Offer Heat Safety Tips

    SPRINGFIELD – On average, heat kills more people each year than other weather-related hazards, such as tornadoes, floods and lightning. To increase awareness about the dangers of extreme heat, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and the Illinois Department of Labor are offering heat safety tips to help people stay safe when temperatures rise. 
  •  IEMA Encourages People to Stay Aware, Be Prepared for Strong to Severe Storms

    IEMA Encourages People to Stay Aware, Be Prepared for Strong to Severe Storms

    SPRINGFIELD – While many parts of Illinois recently experienced an unseasonable April snowstorm, state officials are urging residents to be alert and prepared for strong to severe storms in the coming days. A portion of Illinois is under the threat of severe weather Wednesday night into Thursday. The National Weather Service forecasts damaging winds will be the primary concern, though hail and isolated tornadoes are also possible. With that in mind, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is encouraging people to stay aware of local forecasts and be prepared to act quickly if weather warnings are issued.

  •  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. 
  •  July is Youth Preparedness Month

    July is Youth Preparedness Month

    SPRINGFIELD -- Emergencies and disasters can happen at any time. Disaster planning, response and recovery efforts should always take into account the unique needs of children, who make up roughly a quarter of the United States population. That is why this month, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, and county emergency management agencies, are taking steps to promote youth preparedness. Starting or getting involved with a youth preparedness program is a great way to enhance a community’s resilience and help develop future generations of prepared adults.
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