Monday, April 22, 2013
Governor Pat Quinn has declared Kendall and surrounding counties as disaster areas due to the flooding, which allows for assistance from IEMA and FEMA.
Due to the flooding experienced on Thursday and Friday from the massive storms that rocked the area, Governor Pat Quinn has declared Kendall and Kane Counties and surrounding counties as disaster areas. "The past two days I’ve seen up close the terrible impact the flooding has had across Illinois," Governor Quinn said on his website. “As communities across our state continue to face the challenges of this flood, we will continue doing all we can to ensure people are safe and getting the help they need to get through this." View: Storm Gallery: Shots from Around the Fox Valley Area Kendall County, along with Will County, DuPage, Cook are some of the 42 counties that have been declared as disaster areas and can now secure relief through …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Take a short quiz for a chance to win a weather-alert radio in honor of March being Severe Weather Preparedness Month in Illinois.
Monday, March 4
Editor's Note: The following is from a release issued by the Illinois Emergency Management Association: On Feb. 29, 2012, a deadly tornado tore through the Southern Illinois communities of Harrisburg and Ridgway shortly before 5 a.m. With most people still sleeping, many didn’t hear the outdoor warning sirens blaring or warnings issued on radio and TV stations. Eight people lost their lives and more than 100 others were injured as a result of the tornado. Fortunately, some residents were awakened by alarms broadcasted over their weather alert radios and were able to seek shelter before the tornado hit. In an effort to increase public awareness of weather alert radios, local and state emergency management officials today launched a …
Monday, January 7, 2013
IEMA Preparedness Campaign highlights hazard mitigation in January.
Monday, January 7
With the always looming possibility of some kind of natural disaster, throughout January, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency will offer tips for protecting homes and businesses as part of its 2013 Preparedness Campaign. Knowing the natural hazards in your area is the first step toward reducing your risk. One hazard affecting much of Illinois, particularly the southern half of the state, is earthquakes. The New Madrid Seismic Zone stretches from along the Mississippi River valley from Southern Illinois to Mississippi. The Wabash Valley Seismic Zone, located in Southeastern Illinois, also poses an earthquake risk for the state. IEMA is encouraging people to register for the third annual Great Central U.S. ShakeOut, a multi-state …