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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


Keep enough food and potable water (suitable for drinking) on hand to sustain you and your family for at least three days. You may not have access to electricity or refrigeration and water may be scarce. Watch your salt content because salty foods make you drink more water.


  • Foods should require little preparation; avoid things that need water or cooking.
  • Make sure it's food your family will eat.
  • Make sure you have sufficient bottled drinking water and other drinkable liquid, such as fruit and vegetable juices.
  • Pack a manual can opener and utensils in the emergency kit.
  • Include
    • ready-to-eat canned foods: meats, fruits, vegetables, soup, juice, and milk;
    • high-energy foods: peanut butter, jelly, crackers, granola bars and trail mix;
    • small amounts of comfort foods: candy, sweetened cereals, potato chips, and cookies;
    • dried foods; and
    • instant ready-to-eat meals.
  • During public health emergencies, it is recommended that families keep a two week supply of groceries in order to facilitate a successful quarantine or isolation.

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