SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- State officials are reminding people to stay prepared for severe weather and disasters.
September is National Preparedness Month.
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The Illinois Department of Emergency Management says each home should be equipped with an emergency supply kit containing water, non-perishable food, a weather radio, flashlight and extra batteries.
Officials say it's also wise to have a family communication plan, which includes a place for family members to meet after a disaster if they're separated.
State officials are urging people to check out a state website for more tips. The address is: www.ready.illinois.gov .