The state’s website for community and individual information disaster preparedness is now even easier to use. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) launched an updated Ready Illinois website (www.Ready.Illinois.gov) to help connect people with information they need to be prepared for many types of emergencies.
“The Ready Illinois website is a ‘one-stop shop’ for information on what to do before, during and after a disaster,” said IEMA Director Jonathon Monken. During the February 2011 blizzard, the site had more than two million hits in just a three-day period.
In addition to offering guidance on developing an emergency preparedness plan and building home emergency kits, the website also provides real-time emergency updates during disasters, including road closures, shelter locations and more.