Emergency Information and Preparedness Tips

When Disaster Strikes…

  • Try to remain calm and patient.
  • Listen for Emergency Instructions.
  • Tune your radio to FM 107.1 WSPY.
  • Keep phone lines open-do not make unnecessary phone calls.
  • If advised to evacuate-follow the instructions immediately.
  • Do not stray from designated evacuation routes, as short cuts may not be safe or secured by emergency responders.
  • Upon reaching your family or office’s designated area of safety, continue to monitor local radio and/or television reports for updated emergency information.
Disaster Preparedness

  • Keep a disaster supply kit in your home and office.
  • Make a family emergency plan.
  • Establish two meeting or “phone in” locations for your family-one in your neighborhood and another outside of your area or out of state.
  • Post emergency telephone numbers in your home and offices. Teach your family how and when to use them.
  • Makes sure everyone in your household knows how and when to shut off water, gas, and electricity at the main switches.
  • Know the emergency plan at your child’s school. They should have an evacuation plan in place.
  • Pets are not allowed inside shelters unless they are service animals.
  • Business owners should also prepare, review, revise and exercise plans.

People with Special Needs

Those with impaired sight, hearing or mobility may have difficulty responding to an emergency.

If you, someone in your household or someone you know would need special assistance in an emergency, please notify area authorities today. Simply fill out and mail the reply card found on the brochure below or drop it off at the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office, 1102 Cornell Lane, Yorkville IL.

Emergency Information Brochure

Emergency Supply List:

  • Radio—battery operated
  • Batteries
  • Fire extinguisher
  • A local map
  • Plastic sheeting
  • Duct tape
  • Utility knife
  • Large plastic bags
  • Medical Supplies
    • first aid kit,
    • prescription medications,
    • eyeglasses,
    • hearing aids
  • Money
    • cash,
    • credit,
    • ATM cards
  • Important Documents
    • personal address book
    • papers you may need
  • Clothing
    • coats,
    • shoes,
    • outerwear,
    • gloves,
    • hat,
    • rain gear
  • Personal Hygiene Items
    • soap,
    • shampoo,
    • shaving kit,
    • dental,
    • eye care
    • sanitary products
  • Baby Needs
    • bottles,
    • formula,
    • diapers,
    • favorite toy,
    • clothes,
    • blanket,
    • car seat
  • Animal Needs
    • pet food,
    • water,
    • bowls,
    • leash
  • Whistle—to signal for help
  • Moist towelettes—for sanitation

Public Emergency Information:

American Red Cross

Illinois Emergency Management Agency

Federal Emergency Management Agency

The Salvation Army

Homeland Security

The US Department of Homeland Security

Extension Disaster Education Network

Disaster Resources

University of Illinois Extension

Mutual Aid Box Alarm System

Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System

National Weather Service


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