National Preparedness Events

Great ShakeOut - Earthquake Preparedness

ShakeoutMany areas of the globe are prone to earthquakes. You could be anywhere when an earthquake strikes: at home, at work, at school or even on vacation. Are you prepared to survive and to recover quickly?  Great ShakeOut earthquake drills are an opportunity to practice how to be safer during earthquakes. 

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September is National Preparedness Month

preparednessNational Preparedness Month is an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time.  BUT - you don't have to wait for September to be ready!  

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October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

CybersecurCISA CAM Carousel 2023ity Awareness Month is devoted to helping individuals protect themselves online as threats to technology and confidential data become more commonplace.  All month long, individuals are encouraged to reduce online risk take control of their technology on a national and global scale.

Check out the Cybersecurity Awareness Month webpage for more information.

Winter Weather Preparedness Week - National Weather Service

_images_wrn_social_media_2017_WinterNovember 6 - 10, 2023 is dedicated to recalling and learning about all of the unique phenomena that can occur in the winter season here in Illinois. Understand the warnings, watches, and alerts issued, know what to do during severe winter weather, and understand the different weather types we have. Visit the National Weather Service Winter Preparedness page for more information.