Cars are blurred as they pass by a darkened Flatiron Building in a section of Manhattan still in a blackout following Hurricane Sandy on October 30, 2012 in New York City. The storm has claimed at least 40 lives in the United States, and has caused massive flooding across much of the Atlantic seaboard. US President Barack Obama has declared the situation a 'major disaster' for large areas of the US East Coast including New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Illinois Emergency Personnel Headed To New York City

The staffers are local-level personnel who were briefed and processed this morning at the Illinois Emergency Management Agency’s operations center.


Dog in bag

Making a Disaster Preparedness Plan? Don’t Forget the Dog

While every household should have a disaster supply kit stocked with food, water, flashlights and batteries, homes with pets need to take additional steps when planning for disasters.


Hurricane Isaac Hits New Orleans, Gulf Coast

Illinois Official: We Were Ready For Much Worse

“There’s been a lot of communication between the state of Illinois, state of Louisiana, (and the) state of Mississippi,” said the IEMA’s Monken,


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Illinois, Federal Officials to Review Blizzard Costs

The meeting of authorities from the Illinois and federal emergency management agencies could help prompt Washington to help local governments pay for cleanup.


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