IEMA is encouraging people to register for the Central U.S. ShakeOut on Feb. 7.
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Monday, January 7
The following release was provided by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency: Illinois is susceptible to several types of natural hazards, including floods, tornadoes, snow and ice storms, droughts, even earthquakes. While it’s impossible to avoid such events, there are several steps communities and people can take to prevent injuries or deaths and reduce property losses. Throughout January, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) will offer tips for protecting homes and businesses and highlight successful hazard mitigation efforts as part of its 2013 Preparedness Campaign. “Try as we might, we’ll never be able to avoid the wrath of Mother Nature,” said IEMA Director Jonathon Monken. “But there are many ways we can limit the …
The Illinois Emergency Management Agency and Grainger team up to offer online sweepstakes and a chance to win a vehicle preparedness kit.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Editor's Note: The following is from a release issued by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency: Despite an unseasonably warm start to December, winter’s cold, snow and ice are just around the corner. To help people get ready for winter weather, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and Grainger are teaming up to offer an online winter storm preparedness sweepstakes. Five winners will win vehicle preparedness kits donated by Grainger. The sweepstakes is available on the Ready Illinois website. Participants must read information about winter weather preparedness and successfully complete a five-question quiz before registering for the prize drawing. The sweepstakes runs from Dec. 5-31. Winners will be announced in January. “…