IEMA Highlights Role of Volunteers in Disasters
SBA Assistance Approved for People and Businesses in Christian, Iroquois and adjacent counties
Confirmed Tornadoes March 15th
IEMA Encourages People to Resolve to be Prepared in 2016
IEMA Announces Charleston Attains ‘Ready to Respond Community’ Designation
SPRINGFIELD – As several Illinois communities continue to recover from tornadoes, flooding and severe storms in 2015, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and local emergency management agencies are highlighting the critical roles volunteers play in disaster preparedness, response and recovery efforts as part of a month-long focus on volunteers in disasters.
SPRINGFIELD – Governor Bruce Rauner today announced the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) approved the state’s request for assistance to help people and businesses in Christian and Iroquois counties recover from severe storms and floods that occurred in late December.
The National Weather Service has confirmed there were tornadoes last night in Rock Island, Hancock, Warren, McDonough, Sangamon, Peoria and Fulton Counties. NWS field teams will be investigating the impacted areas over the next few days to determine the exact number and strength of each tornado.
SPRINGFIELD – As communities around the state deal with record and near-record winter flooding, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and local emergency management agencies throughout Illinois are encouraging people to ‘Resolve to be Ready’ for emergencies in 2016.
SPRINGFIELD – Charleston today (1/5/16) became the first city in Illinois to achieve the Ready to Respond Community designation from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA). The program recognizes communities that achieve an enhanced level of preparedness through successful completion of rigorous criteria.