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Featured Articles

  1. Article number 1 - Be Prepared: Radiation Safety
  2. Article number 2 - IEMA Releases New Broadcast Campaign Focusing on Functional Needs Emergency Preparedness
  3. Article number 3 - IEMA Highlights Emergency Preparedness for People with Access and Functional Needs in May
  4. Article number 4 - IEMA Highlights Role of Volunteers in Disasters
  5. Article number 5 - IEMA Urges People to Prepare for Severe Weather
  •  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. 
  •  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


  •  IEMA Highlights Emergency Preparedness for People  with Access and Functional Needs in May

    IEMA Highlights Emergency Preparedness for People with Access and Functional Needs in May

    SPRINGFIELD –While most disasters can’t be prevented, the stress of such situations can be reduced significantly through personal preparedness. This is particularly important for households with members who have disabilities, functional needs or may need assistance during an emergency.​​

    Read more about Functional Needs
  •  IEMA Highlights Role of Volunteers in Disasters

    IEMA Highlights Role of Volunteers in Disasters

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is highlighting ways Illinois residents can volunteer and provide critical assistance when disaster strikes.​

     

  •  IEMA Urges People to Prepare for Severe Weather

    IEMA Urges People to Prepare for Severe Weather

    SPRINGFIELD – As recent widespread flooding demonstrates, severe weather can happen any time of the year. To help people prepare for weather emergencies, IEMA and local emergency management agencies will be promoting Severe Weather Preparedness Month throughout March.

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  • American Red Cross
  • Citizen Corps
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency
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  • Illinois Terrorism Task Force
  • Ready.Gov
  • Shake Out
  • Weather-Ready Nation
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