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  1. Article number 1 - Illinois Residents Encouraged to Register for ‘The Great ShakeOut’ Earthquake Drill
  2. Article number 2 - How to Help Disaster Survivors in Texas
  3. Article number 3 - IEMA Joins Nationwide Campaign to Encourage Disaster Preparedness
  4. Article number 4 - Parents Encouraged to Include Emergency Preparedness in Back-to-School Plans
  5. Article number 5 - Earthquake Mitigation Videos
  •  Illinois Residents Encouraged to Register for ‘The Great ShakeOut’ Earthquake Drill

    Illinois Residents Encouraged to Register for ‘The Great ShakeOut’ Earthquake Drill

    SPRINGFIELD – On Oct. 19 at 10:19 a.m., millions of people in the U.S. and around the globe will take a few minutes to practice three simple actions that could save their lives during a major earthquake. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and municipal and county emergency management agencies are encouraging Illinois residents to drop, cover and hold on during The Great ShakeOut earthquake drill.​
  •  How to Help Disaster Survivors in Texas

    How to Help Disaster Survivors in Texas

    ​The compassion and generosity of the American people is never more evident than during and after a disaster. As many Illinoisans seek ways to help survivors of this heartbreaking disaster, here is some important information to ensure your support is most helpful to those in need. Read more​.
  •  IEMA Joins Nationwide Campaign to Encourage  Disaster Preparedness

    IEMA Joins Nationwide Campaign to Encourage Disaster Preparedness

    SPRINGFIELD – September is National Preparedness Month and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is joining with emergency management agencies throughout the state and across the U.S. to encourage people to spend a few moments during the month on disaster preparedness. ​
  •  Parents Encouraged to Include Emergency Preparedness in Back-to-School Plans

    Parents Encouraged to Include Emergency Preparedness in Back-to-School Plans

    SPRINGFIELD – Students from pre-kindergarten through college soon will head back to school. As families prepare for the new academic year, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and local emergency management agencies across the state are encouraging parents to include emergency preparedness in their back-to-school plans.

  •  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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Featured Sites

  • Chicago Alert
  • American Red Cross
  • Citizen Corps
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Serve Illinois logo
  • Illinois Terrorism Task Force
  • Ready.Gov
  • Shake Out
  • Weather-Ready Nation
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