“Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make your emergency plan today” is the Illinois theme for 2015’s National Preparedness Month. That simple theme is being stressed by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency as recent and upcoming milestones serve as stark reminders for being prepared.
Last week, Louisiana marked the 10th anniversary of the devastating Hurricane Katrina, and Americans will pause next week to remember the 14th year since the 9/11 Attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C. Whether the disaster is natural or a man-made terrorist action, it is always better to take the necessary steps to ensure your family, friends and coworkers are prepared.
Ready.Illinois.Gov can be your “one-stop shop” for helpful informational tips to ensure your safety and help devise disaster plans. If you are on Facebook, be sure to check back for the Agency’s “tip of the day” during the month of September. Social networking can also be an immediate source of information during a time of disaster, so please check out www.facebook.com/ReadyIllinois or www.twitter.com/ReadyIllinois for the latest safety tips.