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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

Faith-based Preparedness

Congregation Preparedness

Disasters can happen at any time and anywhere. Faith leaders have the unique ability to reach their attendees and members on a personal level, where government messages may not always be able to reach. Faith leaders are encouraged to highlight the importance of personal preparedness to their congregation. Below are some links and documents containing key preparedness information:

Ready Illinois Links:

Other Links:

Facility Preparedness

It is important to focus not only on personal preparedness, but also on facility preparedness. When a disaster strikes, will you and your staff be able to handle the effects on your facility, congregation, and community?

Faith leaders are encouraged to establish relationships with local emergency agencies. Making connections now will ensure that you and your community understand each other's needs in an emergency. Below are some links to help you plan and prepare: