Governor announces $45 million state relief package for tornado impacted communities
IEMA Announces UIUC First Illinois University to Attain Ready to Respond Campus Designation
IEMA Highlights Preparedness for the Whole Community in April
IEMA, American Lung Association Announce Winners in Student Video, Poster Contests
IEMA Encourages Participation in ‘America’s PrepareAthon!’ on April 30
SPRINGFIELD – Following federal denial of urgently-needed disaster assistance, Governor Pat Quinn today announced a $45 million state relief package to help Illinois local governments recover from the deadly November tornadoes. This assistance was assembled at the Governor's direction following the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) denial of the state's appeal for federal disaster assistance for local governments.
SPRINGFIELD – The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign today became the first higher education institution in the state to receive the Ready to Respond Campus designation from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA). UIUC is one of nine campuses in Illinois that participated in a pilot of the Ready to Respond Campus program, an initiative aimed at enhancing campus safety, preparedness and response efforts.
SPRINGFIELD – In the past 12 months, Illinois residents have endured flooding, tornadoes, snow storms, a Polar Vortex and other public safety emergencies. While these and other disasters can’t be prevented, their impact can be reduced when people, businesses, schools and others in a community are properly prepared.
SPRINGFIELD – Participants at the Illinois Emergency Management Agency’s (IEMA) Radon Networking Day today got the first peek at the top posters and videos created by Illinois students for the state’s annual radon contests. More than 40 professionals from county health departments, non-profit groups and other health organizations are participating in the one-day radon workshop in Springfield.
SPRINGFIELD – On April 30, millions of people are expected to take part in the first-ever America’s PrepareAthon!, a national day for preparedness actions sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and local emergency management agencies throughout the state are encouraging individuals, families, businesses, schools, community organizations and others to be part of the event by participating in a preparedness activity related to tornadoes or floods.