Emergency Management Resources

Speakers Bureau Information
Sherman EMA can provide to your neighborhood organization, civic group, clubs and associations safety orientations on how to better prepare you, your family and your organization for emergencies. Please feel free in contacting us at 496-3256 or email Mike Moos at mmoos@shermanil.org

Download Publications

Is a personal preparedness document that is made available to assist in the preparedness of you and your family for a large emergency.  Please take the few moments to review this document - It provides lifesaving tips and action ideas.

BUILD A KIT (Disaster Kit)
This informational brochure provides in an easy to read format a grocery list of items needed to build your personal and family emergency kits. Build it now and be ready!

HAVE A COMMUNICATIONS PLAN (Family Communication Plan)
This brochure provides cues and space for answers for resources needed in your family communications plan, such as a common long distant family contact, meeting locations and wallet cards. Family Communications Plan artwork, see attached file.

Public participation is strongly encouraged in creation of the 2014 Plan Update. Take the citizen survey now!
Plan Update: The Springfield-Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission (SSCRPC) has been awarded a Natural Hazard Mitigation Planning Grant to update a plan developed by the SSCRPC in 2008 which made participating local communities eligible for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding through 2013. The purpose of this plan is to reduce the loss of life and property due to natural disasters by identifying mitigation measures that can be implemented prior to a disaster. Public participation is strongly encouraged. The citizen survey is now available on the Sangamon County website here: http://www.co.sangamon.il.us/NHMP/default.asp

Road Conditions from the Illinois Department of Transportation

The "Getting Around Illinois" is hosted by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT).  Their Web site provides the traveling public status reports on Road Conditions in Illinois as well as our neighboring states.

National Weather Service (Central Illinois)

This Web site: National Weather Service for Central Illinois (Lincoln) provides current weather related information for central Illinois. The page provides immediate weather information as well as links to:

  • Weather Story for Central Illinois
  • Radar for Central Illinois
  • National Weather Map
Ready Illinois

This Web site (www.ready.illinois.gov) provides real time information on disasters in Illinois and information of how to prepare oneself and families for emergencies and disasters.

Other Sites