URBANA, Ill. – Floods, fire, tornadoes, and storms can put lives at risk, damage property, and shut down power. Building a household emergency plan is an important step to help individuals and families safely cope during emergencies, but knowing where to start can be overwhelming and time-consuming.
Learn ways to feel in control and stay safe when the unexpected happens in a five-part online series from University of Illinois Extension. Sessions in the Be Prepared When Disaster Strikes series equip individuals with information they need to build an emergency kit and plan for safely navigating emergency situations during and after a disaster.
Participation is free, and registration is required. Register for any or all sessions at: go.illinois.edu/BePrepared. All sessions begin at noon.
- August 1: Emergency Kits and Communication Plans
- August 8: Building an Emergency Food and Water Supply
- August 15: Impact of Hunger and Health in Disasters
- August 22: Tree Management Before and After a Disaster
- August 29: Financial Emergency Preparedness
ABOUT EXTENSION: Illinois Extension leads public outreach for University of Illinois by translating research into action plans that allow Illinois families, businesses, and community leaders to solve problems, make informed decisions, and adapt to changes and opportunities.
SOURCE: Kristin Bogdonas, Illinois Extension Nutrition and Wellness Educator
WRITER: Liz Smith, Illinois Extension Project Manager