IEMA Encourages People to Prepare for Earthquakes
Radon Action Month
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IEMA Encourages People to Resolve to be Prepared in 2016
IEMA Announces Charleston Attains ‘Ready to Respond Community’ Designation
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.
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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
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.