IEMA updates ‘Ready Illinois’ website

Screen shot 2013-01-11 at 1.34.46 PMThe 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 ( 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.