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IEMA Encourages People to Resolve to be Prepared in 2015
IEMA Encourages People to Test Homes for Radon
IEMA, National Weather Service, Local EMAs Encourage People to Prepare for Winter Weather
IEMA Joins NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador Initiative
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SPRINGFIELD – Each year, millions of people around the world welcome the start of a new year by making personal resolutions. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and local emergency management agencies throughout Illinois are encouraging people to ‘Resolve to be Ready’ for emergencies in 2015, and will offer year-long support to help people attain the goal of better preparedness for themselves, their families and their workplaces.
SPRINGFIELD – Cold weather might put a damper on outdoor activities, but according to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency it’s a great time to test your home for cancer-causing radon gas that has been found in nearly 40 percent of Illinois homes tested. IEMA is encouraging people to test for radon during Radon Action Month in January.
SPRINGFIELD - The winter of 2013-14 is one Illinois residents won't soon forget. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), the frigid temperatures and snowy weather experienced statewide made for the worst winter conditions in nearly 40 years. Chicago recorded the coldest December through March in its history, and temperatures statewide were the fourth coldest on record.
Winter Preparedness Guide
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.