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  1. Article number 1 - Illinois Coronavirus Update
  2. Article number 2 - March is Severe Weather Preparedness Month
  3. Article number 3 - Flood Preparedness: Consider Flood Insurance
  4. Article number 4 - STOP The Bleed Kits Distributed to Every Illinois School
  5. Article number 5 - How Prepared are You for Earthquakes?
  •  Illinois Coronavirus Update

    Illinois Coronavirus Update

    The Illinois Emergency Management Agency is taking aggressive and proactive steps to address this evolving situation. Learn more about what you can do to keep your family safe.
  •  March is Severe Weather Preparedness Month

    March is Severe Weather Preparedness Month

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – When most people think about dangerous spring weather, tornadoes, thunderstorms and flooding usually come to mind. In Illinois, roughly 20 percent of tornadoes occur at night. For a number of reasons, tornadoes that occur at night are twice as likely to result in fatalities. This is why the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and National Weather Service is underscoring the importance of having more than one way to receive emergency alerts and notifications during Severe Weather Preparedness Month.

  •  Flood Preparedness: Consider Flood Insurance

    Flood Preparedness: Consider Flood Insurance

    SPRINGFIELD – Each year, millions of people around the world welcome the start of a new year by making personal resolutions. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), Illinois Department of Insurance (IDOI), Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and local emergency management agencies throughout Illinois are encouraging people to ‘Resolve to be Ready’ for emergencies in 2020.
  •  STOP The Bleed Kits Distributed to Every Illinois School

    STOP The Bleed Kits Distributed to Every Illinois School

    SPRINGFIELD --- The Illinois Terrorism Task Force today announced significant steps to improving trauma management training at schools in Illinois. Following the recommendations of the School Safety Working Group, more than 7,000 STOP the Bleed kits have been distributed to schools in Illinois ahead of the 2019-2020 school year.

  •  How Prepared are You for Earthquakes?

    How Prepared are You for Earthquakes?

    SPRINGFIELD, IL – While some hazards such as storms, tornadoes and floods can be forecasted in order to provide advance noticed to residents in an area of danger, other hazards such as earthquakes cannot be predicted. Recent earthquakes in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean are perfect examples that earthquakes can happen anywhere and at any time, including while you are at work, at home or on vacation. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) estimates that 500,000 detectable earthquakes occur in the world each year. The National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC) locates about 20,000 earthquakes each year, or about 55 earthquakes each day.
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