The campaign’s theme Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead.
You Can. urges people to set aside time to discuss emergency plans
with family members and develop a plan to stay safe when disaster
strikes. The goal of this annual preparedness push is to increase
personal and community disaster preparedness throughout the U.S.
“We never know when the next disaster will strike, but there are
actions we can take to be better prepared for the unexpected,” said
IEMA Director James K. Joseph. “As we are seeing with Hurricane
Harvey, even an expected weather event can have unexpected
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Throughout September, IEMA will offer tips and information on how
to develop a family emergency communication plan, assemble an emergency supply
kit, as well as ways to receive critical emergency warnings.
IEMA offers disaster preparedness information on the Ready Illinois website (
www.Ready.Illinois.gov ), a one-stop
resource for detailed information about what to do before, during and after
[Illinois Emergency Management