Hurricanes, floods, wildfires, blizzards and other disasters across the U.S. in 2017
highlighted the importance of being prepared for all types of emergencies. As
the New Year begins, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and local
emergency management agencies throughout Illinois are encouraging people to
‘Resolve to be Ready’ for emergencies in 2018. The agencies will offer support
throughout the year to help people attain the goal of better preparedness for
themselves and their families.
While earthquakes can’t be predicted, there are simple steps you can take to reduce the damage to your home from a major earthquake. To help you undertake these Do-It-Yourself earthquake mitigation projects, IEMA produced several short videos that demonstrate how to prepare your home’s utilities, safely renovate and decorate your home, properly store and secure items, and gather supplies for your home emergency supply kit.
View the Do-It-Yourself videos