Author Archives: McKeown

School Emergency Planning

Are you a parent or caregiver of a school-aged child? Disasters can strike at any time, even during school hours.  As a new school year begins, it’s important for you to know how your child’s school handles emergencies. The Ready … Continue reading

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Be Prepared for Severe Weather

Be Prepared for Severe Weather The Village of Wauconda maintains outdoor warning sirens throughout the Village for the use of providing audible warnings of severe weather events.  Remember, that while you may hear the outdoor warning sirens while you’re inside … Continue reading

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IEMA Urges People to Prepare for Severe Weather

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 27, 2015 IEMA Urges People to Prepare for Severe Weather Tornadoes, floods and severe storms can happen any time of year SPRINGFIELD – Believe it or not, warm weather soon will return to Illinois.  As exciting … Continue reading

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Register for PrepareAthon

Now that National Preparedness Month is coming to a close, end the month with learning How To Practice for an emergency. Plan a preparedness drill or action and test your skills and knowledge before disaster strikes by registering for America’s … Continue reading

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Are you in your car often?

Don’t forget to pack an emergency supply kit for each passenger in your car. Check out this list and for more tips and information visit: www.ready.gov/kit-storage-locations #NatlPrep

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Are you ready?

It’s important for older Americans to evaluate their personal needs and make plans to cover those needs in an emergency. Take action and plan before a disaster by: -Creating a network of neighbors, relatives, friends and co-workers to help you … Continue reading

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Do YOU have a family emergency plan?

How will you reconnect with each other? Where will you meet? What if your neighborhood is being evacuated? It’s important to make a plan now so that you will know what to do, how to find each other, and how … Continue reading

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Welcome to National Preparedness Month

Today is the first day of National Preparedness Month! This week will focus on How To reconnect with your family after a disaster. Make sure your family has a family emergency communication plan. For more tips and information visit: www.ready.gov/september … Continue reading

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Prepare for National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month (NPM) starts are on September 1st! This year’s theme is “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare.” Take action by participating in America’s PrepareAthon! on or around September 30. Each week also has a preparedness them. Check … Continue reading

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Introducing the New CERT E-Brief

The FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Division and the National CERT Office are excited to introduce the new CERT E-Brief, replacing the CERT Newsletter as the platform for sharing ideas, stories, and other information with the national CERT community.  You … Continue reading

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