IEMA Encourages People to Stay Aware, Be Prepared for Potential Severe Storms Wednesday
Emergency Management Officials, National Weather Service Encourage Winter Preparedness
Cyber Security Awareness Month
‘Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today’ is Theme for National Preparedness Month in September
State’s Emergency Management Program Achieves Reaccreditation from National Organization
SPRINGFIELD – With widespread severe weather predicted for most of Illinois Wednesday afternoon and evening, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) today encouraged people to stay aware of local forecasts and be prepared to act quickly if storm warnings are issued.
SPRINGFIELD – While the winter of 2015-16 is expected to be milder thanks to the effects of El Nino, its unlikely Illinois will completely avoid the cold temperatures, snow and ice that define Midwestern winters.
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 – Illinois’ program for emergency preparedness and response retained its national accreditation status from the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) following a rigorous review that found the program met all 64 required national standards. The week-long review of Illinois’ program was conducted by a team of certified assessors from across the nation in July.