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October is Cyber Security Awareness Month…
The Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign is a national public awareness campaign aimed at increasing the understanding of cyber threats and empowering the American public to be safer and more secure online. Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility. We each have to do our part to keep the Internet safe. When we all take simple steps to be safer online, it makes using the Internet a more secure experience for everyone.
For more information visit:
National Cyber Awareness Month http://www.dhs.gov/national-cyber-security-awareness-month
Department of Homeland Security StopThinkConnect http://www.dhs.gov/StopThinkConnect
Illinois Emergency Management Agency http://www.illinois.gov/ready/plan/Pages/AwarenessMonth.aspx
THE GREAT CENTRAL U.S. SHAKEOUT DRILL IS OCTOBER 15…GET READY TO SHAKEOUT!
Millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:15 am on October 15* during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills!
You can join them by registering for the 2015 Great Central U.S. ShakeOut (visit http://www.shakeout.org/centralus/). Participating is a great way for your family or organization to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes-wherever you live, work, or travel. ShakeOut is also a major activity of America’s PrepareAthon!
*If you cannot hold your ShakeOut drill on 10/15, you can select another day when you register.
Weather warnings on the go!
Imagine this: You’re driving down the highway, humming along to your favorite tunes, when the cell phone stowed in your bag suddenly makes a strange noise. To investigate, you take the next exit and safely pull over to check the screen. Good thing you did: Your phone just alerted you to a tornado a few miles away in same county you’re driving through.
Sound plausible? It is. America’s wireless industry is helping to build a Weather-Ready Nation through a nationwide text emergency alert system, called Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA), which will warn you when weather threatens. Read the rest of the article on NOAA.gov.
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…
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.