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  1. 1 - Emergency Management Officials Launch Weather Alert Radio Contest
  2. 2 - Governor Rauner activates State Incident Response Center in Springfield
  3. 3 - Don’t Forget Pets When Planning for Disasters
  4. 4 - Urban Areas Security Initiative – Nonprofit Security Grant
  5. 5 - ‘Text First, Talk Second’ Often Best Way to Contact Loved Ones When Disaster Strikes
  •  Emergency Management Officials Launch Weather Alert Radio ContestEmergency Management Officials Launch Weather Alert Radio Contest

    One key to surviving disasters is getting timely warnings. NOAA all-hazards weather alert radios are a good way to receive potentially life-saving notices of approaching severe weather and other hazards 24 hours a day.

    IEMA and IESMA are sponsoring a contest to raise awareness of weather alert radios. The contest runs from April 22 – May 22 and is open to all Illinois residents. 

    To participate, click on the link below, read the narrative and take a short quiz.  Then complete the entry form and click “submit.”  A total of 100 NOAA weather alert radios will be awarded.

    Enter in the Weather Alert Radio Contest

  •  Governor Rauner activates State Incident Response Center in SpringfieldGovernor Rauner activates State Incident Response Center in Springfield

    ​SPRINGFIELD – Governor Rauner this evening activated the State Incident Response Center (SIRC) in Springfield to ensure state personnel and equipment are ready to be quickly deployed if needed to help local emergency responders with public safety  issues following tornado touchdowns in Illinois this evening. ​

    • Governor Rauner Declares DeKalb and Ogle Counties State Disaster Areas
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  •  Don’t Forget Pets When Planning for DisastersDon’t Forget Pets When Planning for Disasters

    SPRINGFIELD – Pets are treasured family members in more than half of Illinois households. If your family includes a dog, cat, hamster or other furry, feathered or scaly friends, don’t forget to include their unique needs in your home emergency plans.
  •  Urban Areas Security Initiative – Nonprofit Security GrantUrban Areas Security Initiative – Nonprofit Security Grant

    The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), Illinois Terrorism Task Force (ITTF), received an announcement on April 2, 2015, by the Grants Program Directorate/FEMA, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, of a grant opportunity that non-profit organizations in one of the FY 2015 UASI-eligible urban areas, including the Chicago Urban Area of Cook County and the City of Chicago, are eligible to apply for.​
  •  ‘Text First, Talk Second’ Often Best Way to Contact Loved Ones When Disaster Strikes‘Text First, Talk Second’ Often Best Way to Contact Loved Ones When Disaster Strikes

    SPRINGFIELD – When disaster strikes, your first instinct probably is to call loved ones to make sure they’re OK or let them know you’re safe. It’s likely everyone else affected by the emergency is thinking the same thing.  In these instances, telephone lines can quickly become overloaded, preventing not only your call from going through but also blocking critical 911 calls.​

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