Governor Rauner activates State Incident Response Center in Springfield
IEMA Encourages People to Stay Aware, Be Prepared for Potential Severe Weather This Week
Don’t Forget Pets When Planning for Disasters
Urban Areas Security Initiative – Nonprofit Security Grant
‘Text First, Talk Second’ Often Best Way to Contact Loved Ones When Disaster Strikes
SPRINGFIELD – Governor Rauner this evening activated the State Incident Response Center (SIRC) in Springfield to ensure state personnel and equipment are ready to be quickly deployed if needed to help local emergency responders with public safety issues following tornado touchdowns in Illinois this evening.
- Governor Rauner Declares DeKalb and Ogle Counties State Disaster Areas
SPRINGFIELD – With widespread severe weather predicted for most of Illinois Wednesday night through Thursday night, 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 – Pets are treasured family members in more than half of Illinois households. If your family includes a dog, cat, hamster or other furry, feathered or scaly friends, don’t forget to include their unique needs in your home emergency plans.
The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), Illinois Terrorism Task Force (ITTF), received an announcement on April 2, 2015, by the Grants Program Directorate/FEMA, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, of a grant opportunity that non-profit organizations in one of the FY 2015 UASI-eligible urban areas, including the Chicago Urban Area of Cook County and the City of Chicago, are eligible to apply for.
SPRINGFIELD – When disaster strikes, your first instinct probably is to call loved ones to make sure they’re OK or let them know you’re safe. It’s likely everyone else affected by the emergency is thinking the same thing. In these instances, telephone lines can quickly become overloaded, preventing not only your call from going through but also blocking critical 911 calls.