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  1. 1 - IEMA Encourages People to Prepare for Earthquakes
  2. 2 - Radon Action Month
  3. 3 - December Weather Updates
  4. 4 - IEMA Encourages People to Resolve to be Prepared in 2016
  5. 5 - IEMA Announces Charleston Attains ‘Ready to Respond Community’ Designation
  •  Earthquake PreparednessIEMA Encourages People to Prepare for Earthquakes

    SPRINGFIELD – Just over 200 years ago, parts of Illinois and several other states in the Central U.S. were rocked by some of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in North America, with the strongest quakes estimated to be around magnitude 8.0. 

  •  Health House ImageRadon Action Month

    View Radon Action Month Information

    New Initiative Encourages Installation of Active Radon Systems in New Homes

    Radon leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and the American Lung Association in Illinois (ALAIL) today announced the statewide launch of an initiative to encourage home builders to install activated radon mitigation systems in new homes. The systems reduce levels of radon, a radioactive gas that is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and the second-leading cause of lung cancer overall.​  Read Full Press Release​

  •  EMAP Accreditation LogoDecember Weather Updates

    View current information for the December severe weather.

    Updates:

    State Receives Extension for Submitting Request for Federal Declaration​

  •  IEMA Encourages People to Resolve to be Prepared in 2016IEMA Encourages People to Resolve to be Prepared in 2016

    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.​

  •  IEMA Announces Charleston Attains ‘Ready to Respond Community’ DesignationIEMA Announces Charleston Attains ‘Ready to Respond Community’ Designation

    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. ​
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