SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is encouraging all families, schools, businesses and other organizations to participate in the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut on October 15, 2020, at 10:15 am. The goal of this “Drop, Cover and Hold On” drill is to improve preparedness... Read More.
SPRINGFIELD, IL – While some hazards such as storms, tornadoes and floods can be forecasted in order to provide advance noticed to residents in an area of danger, other hazards such as earthquakes cannot be predicted. Recent earthquakes in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean... Read More.
On Oct. 19 at 10:19 a.m., millions of people in the U.S. and around the globe will take a few minutes to practice three simple actions that could save their lives during a major earthquake. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and municipal... Read More.
An interactive kiosk is now available to help residents of southern Illinois learn how to reduce damage to their homes and prevent injuries during an earthquake. The earthquake education kiosk includes information about earthquake hazards in Illinois, safety tips and more than 80... Read More.
Recognizing the seismic risk in Illinois and the need for residents to be prepared for a major earthquake, Governor Bruce Rauner has declared Oct. 20 Great ShakeOut Day in Illinois to encourage people to participate in an international earthquake drill at 10:20 a.m.... Read More.
Earthquakes occur without warning and can have devastating effects, as the world witnessed this week after a deadly earthquake in Italy. With two seismic zones in the southern part of the state and Illinois residents who travel throughout the world, the Illinois Emergency Management... Read More.