Cyber Security Awareness Month
‘Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today’ is Theme for National Preparedness Month in September
Parents Encouraged to Include Emergency Preparedness in Back-to-School Plans
Illinois Residents Encouraged to Register for ‘The Great ShakeOut’ Earthquake Drill
July 16, 2015 Tornado
SPRINGFIELD – The Internet touches nearly every aspect of our daily lives. From computers and laptops at homes, schools and workplaces to smartphones and tablets that can be used anywhere, the ability to instantly connect with information and people around the world offers countless opportunities for everyone, including criminals.
SPRINGFIELD – Since the beginning
of 2015, Illinois residents have endured blizzard conditions, tornadoes,
flooding, windstorms and excessive heat. For some, this weather caused
temporary inconveniences, such as power outages or blocked roads. However,
hundreds of others in Illinois are still working to get their lives back to
normal after storms or flooding damaged or destroyed their homes and personal
SPRINGFIELD – As parents prepare to send their children back to school or college, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and local emergency management agencies throughout Illinois are encouraging them to include emergency preparedness in their back-to-school plans.
SPRINGFIELD – At 10:15 a.m. on October 15, millions of people across the U.S. and in several countries around the globe will take a few minutes to practice actions that could save their lives in the event of an earthquake. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and local emergency management agencies are encouraging people in Illinois to take part in the annual Great ShakeOut drill.
SPRINGFIELD – Governor Rauner this evening activated the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) 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 reports of at least one tornado touchdown in northwest Illinois and the potential for more severe weather.