4:15 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

FEMA Denies Public Assistance For Tornado-Ravaged Counties

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied an aid request from local Illinois governments impacted by the tornadoes that swept across the state late last year.  

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7:48 am
Thu July 11, 2013

IEMA: New mobile website available in emergencies

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Illinoisans can now use their smartphones or tablets to get information on emergency preparedness or where to get help in a disaster.  The Illinois Emergency Management Agency says it’s activated a new mobile version of its Ready Illinois website. The site has information about disasters, hazards, preparedness and recovery.  Jonathon Monken is IEMA director. He says the mobile website will be particularly helpful during disasters. He says it will allow people to get real-time updates about road closures, shelters and other critical information. 

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