IEMA Announces Richland Community College Attains ‘Ready to Respond Campus’ Designation
IEMA Encourages People to Plan for Emergencies during National Preparedness Month in September
IEMA, National Weather Service Remind People, “When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors”
IEMA Encourages Illinois Residents to Register for ‘The Great ShakeOut’ Earthquake Drill in October
IEMA Joins NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador Initiative
SPRINGFIELD – Richland Community College in Decatur today was recognized by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) as the first community college in Illinois to receive the Ready to Respond Campus designation. Richland is the second Illinois campus to complete program requirements; the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign received the designation earlier this year.
SPRINGFIELD – Disasters can strike anytime and anywhere. To encourage people to be better prepared for emergencies, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and local emergency management agencies throughout Illinois are joining local, state and federal agencies across the U.S. during September to observe National Preparedness Month. The campaign will conclude on September 30 with ‘America’s PrepareAthon,’ a national day of action.
SPRINGFIELD – “When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors” is a good phase to remember this summer while you’re enjoying outdoor activities. The catchy phrase is intended to remind people that hearing thunder means you’re close enough to the storm to be struck by lightning.
SPRINGFIELD – People in northern California were jolted awake Sunday morning by a 6.0 earthquake that damaged buildings and injured at least 200 people. As officials in California deal with the quake’s aftermath, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) stressed the importance of earthquake preparedness in Illinois and encouraged people to take part in a worldwide earthquake drill set for Oct. 16.
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) this week joined the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador Initiative. Through the initiative, NOAA formally recognizes partners who are improving the nation’s readiness, responsiveness and overall resilience against extreme weather, water and climate events.