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  1. Article number 1 - IEMA Encourages People to Prepare for Earthquakes
  2. Article number 2 - Emergency Management Officials, National Weather Service Encourage Winter Preparedness
  3. Article number 3 - Protect Yourself from Influenza
  4. Article number 4 - Resolve to be Prepared in 2018
  5. Article number 5 - IEMA Highlights Holiday Safety in December
  •  IEMA Encourages People to Prepare for Earthquakes

    IEMA Encourages People to Prepare for Earthquakes

    SPRINGFIELD – Some of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in North America rocked the mostly rural central U.S. between December 1811 and February 1812, including parts of southern Illinois. The strongest earthquakes in this series were estimated to be around magnitude 8.0, and were felt as far away as the East Coast.

  •  Emergency Management Officials, National Weather Service Encourage Winter Preparedness

    Emergency Management Officials, National Weather Service Encourage Winter Preparedness

    SPRINGFIELD – Chilly temperatures experienced across the state recently are a reminder that the cold, snow and ice of Illinois winters aren’t far behind. To help people prepare for potentially dangerous winter weather, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), the National Weather Service (NWS) and local emergency management agencies will highlight winter weather preparedness throughout November. ​​​​
  •  Protect Yourself from Influenza

    Protect Yourself from Influenza

    Influenza (flu) causes millions of illnesses, hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and thousands of deaths each year in the U.S.  While the majority of hospitalizations and deaths occur in people 65 years and older, even healthy young children and younger adults can have severe disease or die from influenza. Getting a flu shot is the best way to protect yourself from getting the flu.

  •  IEMA Encourages People to Resolve to be Prepared

    Resolve to be Prepared in 2018

    ​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.​

  •  IEMA Highlights Holiday Safety in December

    IEMA Highlights Holiday Safety in December

    SPRINGFIELD – With the holiday season in full swing, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and local emergency management agencies are offering tips to help people stay safe now and into 2018.​
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