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  1. Article number 1 - IEMA Launches Recovery Website
  2. Article number 2 - Gov. Pritzker Activates Illinois National Guard for Flood Relief
  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 - June is Pet 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.

  •  Gov. Pritzker Activates Illinois National Guard for Flood Relief

    Gov. Pritzker Activates Illinois National Guard for Flood Relief

    Springfield, Ill. - With urgent flooding situations along the Illinois and Mississippi rivers, Governor JB Pritzker has activated approximately 200 Illinois National Guard soldiers for State Active Duty to assist with the state's flood fight operations and urged all residents in affected communities to listen to the directions of first responders.       

  •  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. 
  •  June is Pet Preparedness Month

    June is Pet Preparedness Month

    Pets are cherished family members in many Illinois homes, so it’s important for pet owners to have plans to keep their pets safe during and after emergencies. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and local emergency management agencies are providing tips and information on pet emergency preparedness.
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