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  1. Article number 1 - IEMA Highlights Holiday Safety in December
  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 - Earthquake Mitigation Videos
  •  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.​
  •  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.​

  •  Earthquake Mitigation Videos

    Earthquake Mitigation Videos

    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​

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