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New American Sign Language Videos will Help Deaf, Hard of Hearing Prepare for Disasters
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IEMA Launches New Preparedness Radio Spots Featuring Radio, TV Personality Steve Harvey
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IEMA Highlights Employee Disaster Preparedness
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Ready to Respond Campus Pilot Program
Governor Pat Quinn today asked the federal government to add 16 Illinois counties to a recent federal disaster declaration for 11 counties hit by widespread flooding in mid-April. Counties included in today’s request are Bureau, Crawford, Henderson, Knox, Livingston, Marshall, Mason, McDonough, Peoria, Putnam, Rock Island, Schuyler, Stark, Tazewell, Warren and Woodford. (read entire press release).
SPRINGFIELD – Information on how to prepare for tornadoes, severe storms and flooding is now available for people who are deaf and hard of hearing in a series of new videos that use American Sign Language (ASL) and are fully captioned.
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SPRINGFIELD – Illinois’ efforts to promote individual emergency preparedness is once again getting the star treatment. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) today launched three new radio spots recorded by TV and radio personality Steve Harvey.
SPRINGFIELD – Recent widespread flooding affected many businesses and their employees in Illinois. While most disasters can’t be prevented, emergency planning can help businesses keep employees safe in the workplace, and home emergency plans can keep those employees safe in their homes.
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) today announced an initiative to enhance safety for
students, staff and visitors on college and university campuses. Nine colleges and universities will participate
in a pilot of the Ready to Respond Campus program, with a full rollout of the program expected in January 2014.