Plan and Prepare

A disaster can strike at any time and anywhere: when you are at home, at work or while you are traveling on vacation. Preparedness is more than just building a kit.  Building a culture of preparedness is the cornerstone of disaster preparedness.

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency is encouraging Illinoisans to take time to prepare for potential emergencies. Having a plan that includes where to go and how to communicate during disasters, building an emergency supply kit and learning lifesaving skills could help your family, friends, neighbors and employees during a disaster.

Remember, sometimes emergencies are so immense that responders cannot immediately assist you or your family. It is your responsibility to prepare yourself by:

To begin your preparedness journey, visit our Monthly Preparedness topics, or select a topic to the right.