Heavy rains and snow melt this week have caused flooding along several rivers and streams in Illinois. Please stay aware of conditions in your area and never drive on flooded roadways. Three out of four flood fatalities involve people in vehicles trying to cross flooded roads. Below is information to help you stay safe during and after this flooding event.
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.