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.
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SPRINGFIELD – Each year in the U.S., an average of 37 children die from heatstroke after being left in locked cars. So far in 2017, 14 child fatalities have occurred. With the hottest days of summer just around the corner, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and county and municipal emergency management agencies are urging parents to take steps to ensure their children aren’t locked in a hot car.