DuPage County Health Department Monitors Ebola
The DuPage County Health Department, in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), continues to monitor Ebola. For more information, please visit the Health Department's Ebola Monitoring website.
Welcome to Protect DuPage
Protect DuPage is your source for official county-wide emergency alerts and information from the DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (OHSEM). This page is periodically updated to provide emergency information, as well as information pertaining to the current month’s emergency preparedness theme (please see below).
As many residents have seen in the past years, emergencies can happen at anytime and anywhere. As such, take action now by following these simple steps:
- Get a Kit – Assemble a kit of supplies such as food, water, medications, etc. to last you and your family at least three days.
- Make a Plan – Engage your family, including family members with access and functional needs, in making an emergency plan to find out who to call, where to meet, and what to pack in an emergency supply kit. Be sure to also include pets in the plan.
- Be Informed – Learn ways to receive emergency alerts via a NOAA Weather Radio and other ways a municipality may communicate with its residents. Connect with DuPage OHSEM by subscribing to the Protect DuPage Twitter feed, Facebook account and Nixle account.
- Get Involved – Join a Citizen Corps Council and other community organizations to support community preparedness.
For more emergency preparedness tips and resources, please visit the emergency preparedness section of ProtectDuPage.org
2015 DuPage County Advanced Severe Weather Seminar
Winter Weather Preparedness Month
November is Winter Weather Preparedness Month in Illinois and November 16th through November 22nd is winter weather preparedness week. The DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management encourages residents to take steps to be prepared for this winter season. A great way to start preparing is to download this Winter Weather Preparedness Guidebook from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency. This guidebook contains a list of winter weather terms, steps to take before a winter storm or extreme cold and a list of supplies that will help you be prepared for winter storm strike.
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