Illinoisans can now use their smartphones or tablets to get information on emergency preparedness or where to get help in a disaster.
The Illinois Emergency Management Agency says it has activated a new mobile version of its Ready Illinois website. The site is m.ready.illinois.gov. It has information about disasters, hazards and emergency preparedness and recovery.
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Jonathon Monken is director of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency. He says the mobile website will be particularly helpful during disasters. He says it will allow people to get real-time updates about road closures, shelters and other critical information.
In addition to general preparedness information, the site includes a "How Do I?" section. It provides quick information on more than 40 topics, including pet emergency preparedness.