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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

Plan and Prepare

A disaster can strike at any time and anywhere: when you are at home, at work or while you are traveling on vacation. Preparedness is more than just building a kit.  Building a culture of preparedness is the cornerstone of disaster preparedness.

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency is encouraging Illinoisans to take time to prepare for potential emergencies. Having a plan that includes where to go and how to communicate during disasters, building an emergency supply kit and learning lifesaving skills could help your family, friends, neighbors and employees during a disaster.

Remember, sometimes emergencies are so immense that responders cannot immediately assist you or your family. It is your responsibility to prepare yourself by:

To begin your preparedness journey, visit our Monthly Preparedness topics, or select a topic to the right.