IEMA Preparedness Campaign highlights hazard mitigation in January.
Monday, January 7
With the always looming possibility of some kind of natural disaster, throughout January, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency will offer tips for protecting homes and businesses as part of its 2013 Preparedness Campaign. Knowing the natural hazards in your area is the first step toward reducing your risk. One hazard affecting much of Illinois, particularly the southern half of the state, is earthquakes. The New Madrid Seismic Zone stretches from along the Mississippi River valley from Southern Illinois to Mississippi. The Wabash Valley Seismic Zone, located in Southeastern Illinois, also poses an earthquake risk for the state. IEMA is encouraging people to register for the third annual Great Central U.S. ShakeOut, a multi-state …
The Village has participated in the DuPage County Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan since 2007.
Monday, December 26, 2011
from the Village of Lisle All of DuPage County, including the Village of Lisle, are subject to natural hazards such as flooding or tornadoes which threaten life and health and have caused extensive property damage in the past. While these hazards are acts of nature, the impacts on residents, public facilities, businesses, and private property can be reduced through hazard mitigation. "Hazard mitigation" means doing everything that can be done to reduce the impact of natural hazards on people and property. It does not necessarily mean controlling floodwaters or stopping tornadoes. These hazards are natural phenomena and, in many cases, mitigation means adjusting what people do in the face of this natural activity. The Village of Lisle …