Clark County EMA
207 N 5th St.
Marshall, IL 62441
Disaster can take many forms, from natural weather
events, earthquakes, terrorism or other causes. It is the
responsibility of your EMA team to prepare for these events by
coordinating local and state resources. As a resident of Clark
County, you and your family have some responsibilities as well.
It is critical that everyone is prepared
for an emergency.
Sometimes emergencies are so immense that responders cannot
immediately assist you or your family. It also doesn't take much in
the way of a storm to cause power failure or phone lines and cell
towers to go out, so a simple plan for family members can save lives
and worry. It is your responsibility to prepare yourself by:
- Making a plan
- Make sure everyone in the family knows the
- Be trained in first aid and CPR (Cardio
- Build emergency kits
STATE OF ILLINOIS EMA WEBSITE
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON PREPARING YOUR FAMILY
Mitigation activities are those that eliminate or reduce the
probability of a disaster occurrence. Also included are those
long-term activities that lessen undesirable effects of
unavoidable hazards. Some examples include establishment of
building codes, floodplain management, insurance, elevating
buildings, and public education programs.
Preparedness activities serve to develop response capabilities
needed in an event of an emergency.
Planning, exercising, training, and developing public
information programs and warning systems
are among the activities conducted under this phase.
response phase, emergency services during crisis are
provided. These activities help to reduce
casualties and damage, and helpspeed recovery.
Response activities include warning,
evacuation, rescue, and other similar operations addressed in
both short-term and lon-term activities.
seek to restore critical
services to a community and
provide for basic needs of the public. Long-term recovery
focuses on restoring acommunity to its
normal, or improved, state of affairs. The recovery period is also
an opportune time to institute mitigation measures, particularly
those related to the
recent emergency. Examples of recovery actions would be
temporary housing and food,
restoration of non-vital government
services, and reconstruction of damaged areas.
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