March is severe weather preparedness month

March 1, 2012 08:12 AM
The Illinois Emergency Management Agency in cooperation with local and state emergency management officials are working to increase awareness and use of weather alert radios. Weather alert radios are a key tool for alerting people to approaching danger, day or night, and it is suggested every home have one. 
A statewide contest, "Weather Alert Radios Save Lives" contest is available online in which participants will complete an online quiz for a chance to win a weather radio. The contest is available on the Ready Illinois website at and also at The contest ends March 31 and winners will be announded in April. 


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