March is Severe Weather Preparedness Month

With spring just under way, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is promoting the importance of Severe Weather Preparedness.

To ensure Illinoisans are aware of potentially dangerous weather, IEMA is promoting the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s free app that provides notifications and updated information about severe weather.

They also recommend a weather radio with backup batteries that is programmed to send out warnings. Weather radios can be programmed by ZIP code, which can guarantee you receive vital emergency information.

To be fully prepared for severe weather, create an emergency plan and secure an emergency supply kit that includes batteries, non-plug-in cell phone chargers, water, first aid kits, sleeping bags, non-electric can openers and foods that require no cooking.

More information about what to do before, during and after a storm is available at

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