National Preparedness Month (LINK) is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster and emergency planning. Disasters don’t wait, and they can strike at anytime and anywhere. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and local emergency managers are encouraging Illinoisans to take time to prepare for potential emergencies at home, at work, and in the community.
IEMA offers disaster preparedness information on the Ready Illinois website (LINK), a one-stop resource for detailed information about what to do before, during, and after disasters. During large-scale disasters, IEMA uses the Ready Illinois website, Facebook, and Twitter pages to provide critical information about the incident, including shelter locations, road closures, safety information, and photos. Please click here (LINK)for the full press release.
The Village also encourages all residents to sign up for the RAVE Alert system (LINK). When an emergency situation arises in La Grange, Rave Alert is used to provide official, real time alerts to residents with information that affect either the entire community, or specific areas. To find out more about how the Village utilizes this program, please visit the Village's Emergency Notification page (LINK). The Village has compiled a variety of emergency situations and preparation steps that can be found at the Village's Emergency Management and Preparedness page (LINK). The Village encourages all residents to review the information and become familiar with what steps can be taken to protect their families and homes in the event of an emergency.