Stay Safe Around Flood Waters
More Heavy Rain Expected this Week Raises Flood Concerns
SPRINGFIELD – With more heavy rains expected to fall later this week on already saturated ground, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) today urged Illinois residents to stay safe around flood waters.
In addition, IEMA today conducted a conference call with local emergency managers throughout Illinois to coordinate preparedness efforts for potential river flooding.
IDOT is monitoring weather conditions and will continue to respond as necessary to any flooding situations that may...
A consumer's Guide to Food Safety after severe storms & hurricanes
Food Safety During An Emergency
Did you know that a flood, fire, national disaster, or the loss of power from high winds, snow, or ice could jeopardize the safety of your food? Knowing how to determine if food is safe and how to keep food safe will help minimize the potential loss of food and reduce the risk of foodborne illness. This Consumer’s Guide (click for pdf) from the USDA will help you make the right decisions for keeping your family safe during an emergency.
Free Arsenic and Nitrate Screening
The Central Regional Groundwater Committee is offering free arsenic and nitrate screenings at the Tazewell County Health Department, located at 21306 Illinois Route 9 in Tremont. Private well water samples will be accepted June 15th - 18th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. People living on city water cannot participate.
Well water samples need to be at least a quarter cup (50mL) of water in a clean container. The container can be...
1. Freshly picked, in season produce is at its peak in flavor and nutrition.
2. Support your local farmers and economy.
You can help new and smaller farmers be successful and save farmland in your area.
3. Fresh fruit and vegetables are full of antioxidants and phytonutrients.
4. It's a great way to get your kids involved.
Let them pick out something new to try, then they can help prepare a meal or snack.
SPRINGFIELD – Sunscreen, check. Golf clubs, check. Emergency plan? If your summer vacation checklist doesn’t include emergency preparedness, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) encourages you to add this important step to your planning process. Throughout June, IEMA and local emergency agencies across Illinois will promote vacation preparedness to encourage safe travels...
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