Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

Champaign County EMA and Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Urge People to Prepare for Severe W

Monday - Feb 28, 2022

Champaign, IL - The Champaign County Emergency Management Agency (CCEMA) and the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) urge everyone to prepare for severe weather. February 28-March 4, 2022 is Severe Weather Preparedness week in Illinois. In 2021, we had another December tornado outbreak, with eight tornadoes in Illinois on December 10. There was one EF3 tornado that caused six fatalities and one injury near Edwardsville IL, and five EF2 tornadoes in central Illinois causing one injury. There was significant property damage in many areas of central and southwestern Illinois totaling millions of dollars. Now is the time to prepare - before severe weather is predicted.

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