IEMA Highlights Flood Safety Awareness Week: March 11-15, 2019

During Severe Weather Preparedness Month, IEMA urges all Illinois residents to be prepared for emergencies or disasters 
SPRINGFIELD, IL -- Nearly every day, flooding happens somewhere in the United States. Flooding can cause more damage than any other weather-related event.  As part of Severe Weather Preparedness Month, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and local emergency management officials are reminding residents that good preparation and knowing what to do in a flood can increase chances of survival when flooding occurs in your area.   
“We are monitoring rivers and streams across the state, and working with local governments to ensure Illinoisans are prepared for potential flooding this spring,” said Acting IEMA Director Alicia Tate-Nadeau.  “Now is the time for all homeowners to prepare for potential flooding.  Be aware of the flood risks in your community and know the steps to take to keep your family safe in the event of an emergency.” 
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