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Possible online services disruption due to Internet related outage

A worldwide technology outage is causing disruption to some State of Illinois online systems.  We are aware of this issue and are diligently working on restoration.

In the ongoing effort to support our local, county, and state partners, IEMA will provide information and specifics to coordinate current information:

  • Presidential Disaster Declaration for St. Clair County in Illinois for flooding for 2022
  • Presidential Disaster Declaration for Cook County in Illinois for severe weather in June/July 2023
  • The State of Illinois Disaster Proclamation for the Asylum Seekers in Illinois

2024 Solar Eclipse – April 8, 2024

Whatis a solar eclipse?

solar eclipse happens when, at just the right moment, the moon passes between the sun and Earth. This casts a shadow on Earth that either fully or partially blocks the sun’s light in some areas. This only happens occasionally, because the moon doesn't orbit in the exact same plane as the sun and Earth do.

Except for the fleeting moments of totality during a total solar eclipse, observers should always use eclipse glasses or an alternative safe solar viewing method, such as a pinhole projector, to view the sun. This includes when watching a partial or annular eclipse, or before or after totality for a total solar eclipse.

A total solar eclipse is the only type of solar eclipse where viewers can momentarily remove their eclipse glasses (which are not the same as regular sunglasses) for the brief period of time when the moon is completely blocking the sun. The next total solar eclipse in the U.S. will be on April 8, 2024.

Click to view eclipse map

Links to partner agencies (real-time information)

Questions/Media Inquiries

IEMA-OHS Public Information Officer: Kevin T. Sur
217-557-4756 or 

Illinois Joint Information Center
217-557-4756 or