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Featured Articles

  1. Article number 1 - Hurricane Florence Updates
  2. Article number 2 - Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alerting Systems Postponed Until October 3, 2018
  3. Article number 3 - IEMA Releases New Broadcast Campaign Focusing on Functional Needs Emergency Preparedness
  4. Article number 4 - IEMA Highlights Role of Volunteers in Disasters
  5. Article number 5 - Be Prepared: Radiation Safety
  •  Hurricane Florence Updates

    Hurricane Florence Updates

    As Hurricane Florence continues to batter the east coast, it is advised that those wishing to help with relief efforts wait for the storm to pass. 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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    Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alerting Systems Postponed Until October 3, 2018

    WASHINGTON –FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), postponed the nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) until Oct. 3 due to ongoing response efforts to Hurricane Florence. 
  •  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 Role of Volunteers in Disasters

    IEMA Highlights Role of Volunteers in Disasters

    SPRINGFIELD – As Hurricane Florence bears down on the east coast, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is highlighting ways Illinois residents can volunteer and provide critical assistance when disaster strikes.
  •  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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 Featured Sites

  • Chicago Alert
  • 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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