Are you prepared for Severe Weather?

With spring just round the corner, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) kicked off Severe Weather Preparedness Month by partnering with the National Weather Service (NWS) to publish a Severe Weather Preparedness Guide to help prepare Illinoisans for upcoming severe weather.

Additionally, Illinois residents are strongly encouraged to have a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) All Hazards Weather Radio with battery backup. These radios can be programmed to receive alerts for specified counties to help keep you and your family safe during severe weather conditions.

Another resource to be aware of during Severe Weather Preparedness Month is the free mobile app developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This app provides notifications and updated information about severe weather while you are on the go.

For more information about what to do before, during and after a storm, please visit

Jason Plummer

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