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IEMA Urges Caution Through Flooding, Heavy Rains

THE ILLINOIS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY IS URGING THE PUBLIC TO REMAIN AWARE AND BE PREPARED FOR FURTHER HEAVY RAINS AND FLASH FLOODING. 

 

SEVERAL SIGNIFICANT STORMS MAY BE IMPACTING ILLINOIS THIS WEEK, BRINGING A POTENTIAL FOR RAPID FLOODING AND STORM DAMAGE. I-EMA SPOKESPERSON KEVIN SUR STRESSES THE NEED TO STAY ALERT DURING THE THREAT OF SEVERE WEATHER.

 

 

SUR ALSO ADVISES HAVING AN EMERGENCY KIT AT HOME AND IN THE CAR AND TO INCLUDE FAMILY PETS IN ANY PREPAREDNESS EFFORTS.

 

 

SUR ADDS YOU SHOULD NEVER TRY TO CROSS A FLOODED ROAD, SINCE IT ONLY TAKES ABOUT SIX INCHES OF WATER TO WASH AWAY YOU OR YOUR CAR.

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