As National Preparedness Month kicks off, the Cook County Department of Emergency Management and Regional Security is sharing helpful tips and information on its Twitter (@CookCountyEMRS) and website (www.cookcountyemergencymanagement.org) throughout September to ensure residents remain safe before, during and after an emergency.
The Department of Emergency Management and Regional Security (EMRS) encourages residents to be prepared for severe weather. In Cook County, the most common severe weather hazards residents may experience include thunderstorms, lightning, tornadoes, wind, flooding, and power outages. Regardless of the weather emergency, it’s always a great idea to prepare ahead of time. In order to make you, your family, and home safer during weather emergencies or any disaster, have plans and supplies in place to ensure safety and aid in recovery.
Cook County Awards $60K to Continue Law Enforcement Narcan Program
Grant one of ten awards totaling more than $400,000 supporting law enforcement and nonprofits
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle joined representatives from Loyola Medicine, local municipalities and elected officials today to announce $458,322 in funding to law enforcement agencies and nonprofit organizations around Cook County through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program administered by the County’s Department of Emergency Management and Regional Security (EMRS).
National Security Grant Applications Open Through April 21
Nonprofit organizations that are at a high risk of terrorist attacks based upon their ideology or beliefs in Chicago and suburban Cook County are eligible to apply for national security grants through a competitive grant program recently announced by the Grants Program Directorate/Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
New Federal Vaccination Site at United Center Opening March 10
The Biden Administration, Governor JB Pritzker, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth today announced eligible Illinoisans from every part of the state will be able to be vaccinated starting March 10 at a new United Center site that prioritizes access for seniors and equity for the hardest hit populations.
Cook County Warming Centers Open as Cold Front Enters Region
Subzero lows expected throughout the week
Bitterly cold temperatures are expected to enter the region late this afternoon and last through much of next week. The Cook County Department of Emergency Management and Regional Security (EMRS) reminds residents to take appropriate precautions to protect themselves and their families.