Illinois Emergency Management Agency

Volunteers worked last Saturday on a sand boil along the Mississippi River levee west of Wolf Lake. The sand boil was on the east side of the levee, between the river and the Union County community. The work done at the site was seen as a more permanent solution to a recurring problem.
A voluntary evacuation order for all of the areas of Union County which were affected by the recent threat of flooding conditions was lifted Monday afternoon, May 8. The order was lifted at 4 p.m. Monday in a statement issued by Union County Sheriff Scott Harvel and Union County Board of...
A State Emergency Operations Center, SEOC, in Springfield was activated May 1 to ensure that state personnel and equipment are ready to be quickly deployed if needed to help local emergency responders with flooding-related public safety issues in several areas of the state. “Several inches of rain...
A threat of severe weather with a potential for tornadoes throughout much of Illinois today and tonight is a reminder that it’s important to always be ready for dangerous weather. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency, IEMA, encourages people to stay aware of local forecasts and be prepared to...
Emergency preparedness officials plan to unveil an interactive kiosk aimed at educating the public on earthquake safety, developed in part by a Southern Illinois University Carbondale researcher. Harvey Henson, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction at SIU and manager of the project,...
January has been proclaimed as Radon Action Month in Illinois as a way to encourage residents to test their homes for radon, a radioactive gas that is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S.  To kick off the month, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, IEMA, and the American Lung...
Reports on computer hacks and online information breaches are in the news almost daily.  While the news stories come and go, the effects of having personal information compromised can be long-lasting.  To highlight the importance of understanding and avoiding cyber risks, Governor Bruce Rauner has...

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