Illinois Emergency Management Agency encouraging disaster preparedness

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SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Emergency Management Agency is teaming up with local emergency management agencies to encourage people to be more prepared for disasters.

The IEMA will also partner with local, state, and federal agencies across the nation throughout September to observe National Preparedness Month.

The month-long campaign will explore a different area of emergency preparedness each week, like planning for specific needs before a disaster, reconnecting with family after a disaster, practicing for an emergency, and building an emergency kit.

The agency also plans to post tips daily through Twitter and Facebook.

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