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WARMING CENTERS…the list below are Warming Centers in Will County.  Persons wishing to utilize one of these Warming Centers are advised to call ahead to confirm the facility is available.

2015 County Wide Warming Centers

 

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SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK

MARCH 1 through MARCH 7

 

 

STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILL

TUESDAY, MARCH 3 at 10:00 am

in conjunction with the sounding

of the outdoor warning sirens

 

There are several basic severe weather spotter classes scheduled over the next several weeks.  In Will County classes have been scheduled for: 

  • Tuesday – March 4 – Plainfield Central High School Auditorium beginning at 7:00pm.
  • Monday – March 30 – Monee Village Hall Board Room beginning at 1:00 pm
  • Tuesday – April 21 – Lincoln Way West High School Performing Arts Building beginning at 7:00pm (Health & Safety Expo beginning at 5pm)

The 2 hour Basic Severe Weather Spotter classes provide for the recognizing and identifying severe storms capable of producing damaging winds, tornadoes, heavy rain, and hail.  Course topics also include procedures for reporting severe weather to appropriate agencies so warnings may be issued to the public.

 

Who should attend:  Public Safety Personnel from public and private facilities are encouraged to attend.  This may include personnel from:  Emergency Services, Fire, Police, Public Works, Schools, Bus Drivers, Amateur Radio Operators, Long-Term Care Facilities, Plant Safety from large and small companies, as well as interested persons from the public (including students 5th grade and up).

 

Classes are FREE.  Persons interested in attending are encouraged to register by calling 815-723-1455 to reserve a seat.

 

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THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED IN OUR

F.A.N.

(FUNCTIONAL AND ACCESS NEEDS)

WORKSHOP

 


Will County hosted a Functional and Access Needs Workshop on Saturday, February 7 at Joliet Junior College for our first responders at Joliet Junior College.  We wish to thank the many partner agencies who helped make this event successful, including the American Red Cross, Will County Executive Larry Walsh, Ken Cozzi, Executive Director American Red Cross Southwest Suburbs Chapter, Ms. Jessica Mitchell, FEMA Region V Disability Integration Specialist.



Our PRESENTERS:

FEMA Region V, Disability Integration Coordination Office – www.fema.gov/region-v-il-mi-mn-oh-wi    
Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired –
chicagolighthouse.org

Coalition of Limited English Speaking Elderly – clese.org

Cornerstone of Will County – www.cornerstoneservices.org

Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission – www2.illinois.gov/idhhc 

Joliet Junior College Nursing Students – www.jjc.edu/nursing

McNatt Learning Center, Inc – www.mcnattlearningcenter.com

NAMI of Will-Grundy County – www.namiwillcounty.org

 

Our VENDORS:

American Red Cross – www.redcross.org/il/Chicago

Catholic Charities & Daybreak – catholiccharitiesjoliet.org   and catholiccharitiesjoliet.org/daybreak-center

Crisis Line of Will County – www.crisisline247.org

Cross Lutheran LERT (Lutheran Early Response Team) – www.facebook.com/Cross-Lutheran-LERT

Easter Seals of Joliet – www.easterseals.com/joliet

Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago – www.epliepsychicago.org

Will-Grundy Center for Independent Living – will-grundycil.org

Elderwerks – www.elderwerks.com

 

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ROLLS OUT EXPERIMENTAL

ADAPTIVE FORECAST PAGE

 

National Weather Service has rollout an experimental adaptive forecast page.  You are encourage to try it out and provide feed back to the National Weather Service.

 

 

 

REMEMBER: IF YOU SEE SOMETHING SAY SOMETHING…


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Do you ‘LIKE’ us on Facebook? If not, you should check us out. For those of you who ‘LIKE’ us we’ve made some recent changes. LIKE us at ‘Will County Emergency Management Agency’ will provide you a great source of information before, during, and after an emergency.

In 2014 we welcome our new page ‘Will County Alerts’, we have moved our automated posts of severe weather advisories, watches, and warning from the National Weather Service for Will County to this page. Additionally other larger scale emergency information will begin to be posted on this page. LIKE us at ‘Will County Alerts’. Remember nothing replaces a NOAA Weather Radio; this is another tool for us to help provide emergency information to the public.