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All-Hazard Preparedness

The Department of Emergency Management and Regional Security (EMRS) encourages residents to be prepared for severe weather.  In Cook County, the most common severe weather hazards residents may experience include thunderstorms, lightning, tornadoes, wind, flooding, and power outages. Regardless of the weather emergency, it’s always a great idea to prepare ahead of time.

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Severe Weather Preparedness

The Department of Emergency Management and Regional Security (EMRS) and the National Weather Service (NWS) encourages residents to be prepared for hazardous weather year – round. In Cook County, the most common severe weather hazards residents may experience during this season are thunderstorms, lighting, tornadoes, wind, flooding, earthquakes, and power outages. Regardless of the weather emergency, it’s always a great idea to prepare ahead of time.

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G0402 Senior Officials Training

G0402 National Incident Management System (NIMS) Overview for Senior Officials (Executive, Elected and Appointed)

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Be Prepared
  1. Disasters and emergencies can strike anytime and anywhere. There are four steps that you can take now to help stay safe when an emergency or disaster occurs.
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    1. Make an Emergency Plan
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Winter Weather Safety Tips

For updates on current weather conditions, please visit, the National Weather Service

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Shea Terrace

Enjoy the Terrace! 

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Cook County Awards $60K to Continue Law Enforcement Narcan Program

Grant one of ten awards totaling more than $400,000
supporting law enforcement and nonprofits

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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle unveils County’s COVID-19 Response Plan for equitable recovery
Today, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle unveiled the Cook County COVID-19 Response Plan: From Rapid Response to Equitable Recovery. The plan, announced during President Preckwinkle’s virtual City Club speech, documents Cook County’s initial response to the crisis and outlines priorities for the next several months. In a continuation of the County’s commitment to advancing racial equity, the plan is focused on addressing inequities that have been exacerbated during the pandemic.
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Cook County Announces COVID-19 Respite Housing for Healthcare Workers, First Responders and Correctional Officers
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, joined by the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH), Cook County Department of Emergency Management and Regional Security (EMRS)  and area first responders today announced the availability of respite housing for suburban Cook County healthcare professionals, first responders and correctional officers.
 
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