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Recent severe weather and the start of the Atlantic hurricane season reinforce the need for Americans to familiarize themselves with the look, sound and authenticity of real-time Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs). You can receive important lifesaving alerts no matter where you are … Continue reading
If you are in a Tornado Watch area, here are three quick tips to keep in mind: Listen to NOAA Weather Radio or to commercial radio or television newscasts for the latest information. In any emergency, always listen to the instructions given by … Continue reading
The Wauconda Emergency Management Agency and Wauconda CERT are offering a Chain Saw Safety Class for any Lake County Illinois Citizen Corps member that would benefit from the training. The class will be conducted by a certified Chain Saw Safety … Continue reading
Did you know you can receive local emergency alerts directly to your cell phone? Alerts are free for WEA enabled phones and are not susceptible to cell phone traffic congestion. NO APP is needed and multiple carriers are supported. Visit the CTIA … Continue reading
Know Your Risk, Take Action, Be a Force of Nature The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are continuing their partnership to increase public awareness of the hazards posed by severe weather and … Continue reading
Congratulations to our 2012 Presidential Volunteer Service Award recipients. This year six Silver awards were presented for more then 250 cumulative hours of service to our organization. Seven Bronze awards were presented for more then 100 hours of cumulative service. For a … Continue reading
In order to encourage Americans to prepare themselves, their families, and their communities, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in partnership with The Advertising Council, has sponsored public service advertisements (PSAs) that educate and empower Americans to prepare for and … Continue reading
Even if you feel you live in a community with a low risk of flooding, remember that anywhere it rains, it can flood. Just because you haven’t experienced a flood in the past, doesn’t mean you won’t in the future. … Continue reading
As the new year has begun, FEMA is reminding Americans to Resolve to be Ready in 2013. Led by FEMA’s Ready campaign in partnership with Citizen Corps and the Ad Council, this year’s emphasis includes integrating technology into individuals, families and businesses preparedness plans. … Continue reading
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. Visit the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Website for more information.