Meteorologists confirmed more than 74 tornadoes ravaged the Midwest over a two-day period in November, leaving 10 dead and hundreds injured in Illinois and Indiana alone. It is proof that communities need to be prepared for nature’s fury and other disasters.
HOBART | St. Mary Medical Center is conducting a mock disaster drill from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, officials said.
CROWN POINT | Lake County's emergency management director wants to know if she's in or out of the county's new, consolidated E-911 network.
The title of Alex Newton's recently released "Plan and Prep: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse" sounds like the latest in a long line of zombie, werewolves and vampire books lining the fiction shelves at local bookstores.
MUNSTER | "It was three very, very intense days," said Lori Postma, a registered nurse at Franciscan Physicians Hospital, in reference to the disaster preparedness training she and two other hospital employees received in Plainfield.
HAMMOND | Covered in fake blood and false glass shards, Lake Central High School students served as realistic victims Saturday during a disaster drill staged by the Coalition for Emergency Response.
November is Winter Storm Preparedness Month. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency will highlight winter storm preparedness throughout November as part of a 12-month preparedness campaign.
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