State of Illinois Emergency Management

Severe Weather Preparedness

Preparing for severe thunderstorms, tornadoes and floods will not only benefit you during the spring and summer months, but all year round.  In fact, almost half of all tornadoes reported in Illinois the past three years (2012 to 2014) have occurred in the fall or winter!  We typically see the "peak" of severe weather season from April through June; however recent weather events have proven that we need to be "Weather Ready" in Illinois the entire year.  

Use the information in the document below to learn more about the dangers of tornadoes, severe storms, floods, and winter weather and how you can prepare yourself and your family before severe storms impact Illinois again.