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Weather & Disaster Preparedness


The Village of Gurnee has established an Emergency Management Agency to coordinate preparedness, relief, response, and recovery activities for all emergency or disaster situations within the Village. The program has an Emergency Management Agency Coordinator, appointed by the Village Administrator with the approval of the Mayor and Village Board, who meets the program standards and requirements as established by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act.

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Family Protection Program: Car Disaster Kit

 

Keep your car equipped with supplies useful in any emergency. Always have a full tank of fuel in the car. If there is an emergency, gas stations may be closed.

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Family Protection Program: Disaster Driving Tips

 

After almost every disaster, search and rescue teams find victims who might have survived if they had known whether to stay with or leave their car. Drivers in various types of emergencies should remember the following tips. The most important advice to remember is not to panic.

 

 

TORNADO

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Family Protection Program: Winter Storm Tips

 

A Severe Storm is defined as one that produces six inches or more of snow in 48 hours or less, or damaging ice over 5,000 square miles.

A Winter Storm Watch means hazardous winter weather conditions may affect your area.

A Winter StormWarning means hazardous winter weather conditions are threatening your area. 

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Family Protection Program: Flood Safety Tips and Recovery

 

Flash floods move at incredible speeds. They can roll boulders, tear down trees, and destroy buildings and bridges. When a flash flood warning is issued for your area or the moment you first realize a flash flood is imminent, act quickly to get out of the area subject of flooding.

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Family Protection Program: Hazardous Materials Tips and Recovery

 

Hazardous Material Incidents: The Chemical Manufacturers Association estimates that, in an average year, one of every three trains and one of every ten trucks is carrying hazardous materials.

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Family Protection Program: Fire Hazards and Recovery

 

Fire is always a danger. It can be even more dangerous during a natural emergency when fire departments may not be available to help you.

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Babysitter/Visitor Information

 

We use babysitters often. Whether they are people from our family or recruited from the community, most are not familiar with our home and where emergency information can be obtained. When we place trust of our loved ones with others, it is only appropriate to all concerned to know how to take care of emergencies when they occur.

Create a form for your babysitte and include the following information:

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Family Protection Program: Emergency Checklist

 

 

1. Know how to shut off utilities. Where?

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