Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Illinois is March 1-5

Friday - Feb 26, 2021

Champaign, IL - The Champaign County Emergency Management Agency (CCEMA) and the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) urge everyone to prepare for severe weather. March 1-5, 2021 is Severe Weather Preparedness week in Illinois. In 2020, multiple storms did over $5.2M in damages across Champaign County. Now is the time to prepare - before severe weather is predicted.

We cannot stop severe thunderstorms, lightning, or tornadoes from developing or happening, but there are things that everyone can do to minimize the impacts of severe weather on our lives and our families. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), the following precautions can be taken to prepare for severe weather:

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