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Cook County Reinforces Flood Tips as Storms Soak Region

Heavy rains could lead to flooding. The Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management urges residents to keep the following road facts and tips in mind.

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Cook County Policy Roadmap - Community Survey

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is creating and implementing a Policy Roadmap—a comprehensive policy driven strategic plan for the Offices Under the President (OUP). We would like to hear from you as partners, residents and members of the community.

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Cooling Centers Open Across Cook County During Excessive Heat Watch

Temperatures throughout Cook County are expected to rise into the 90s from Saturday into Monday, with heat indices of 100 to 105 degrees. The County’s Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) reminds residents to take extra precautions during this heat wave.

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2018 Nonprofit Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) Grant Program Application Period Now Open

Non-profit organizations that are at a high risk of terrorist attacks in Chicago and Cook County are eligible to apply for national security grants through a competitive grant program recently announced by the Grants Program Directorate/Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  

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Remain Vigilant During Holiday Weekend: 'If You See Something, Say Something'

Chicago – The City of Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) and the Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) are reminding residents to remain vigilant during Memorial Day weekend.

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Cook County Reminds Residents to Spring Forward Safely

It’s one of the simplest and least expensive things people can do around their home and it could save lives. As residents set clocks forward one hour this weekend, Cook County’s Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) urges everyone to change the batteries in smoke detectors and check to ensure they are in good working order.

Most Americans have at least one smoke detector in their home, but in 20 percent of those homes the smoke detectors don’t work, according to data collected by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

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Cook County Offers Tips for Flood Safety

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for Cook and surrounding counties. The Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) offers the following tips to keep your family and property safe:

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Winter Weather Survival Kits for Your Car Important for Short Trips Too

Even a short drive can turn into a dangerous one, especially during severe weather. The Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) advises residents to take extra precautions when driving during storms and to also keep an emergency kit in each of their vehicles in case they break down or get stuck during a storm.

A basic safety kit should include the following items:

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Loyola Medicine, Cook County Train 30 Police Departments on Using Narcan® to Combat Opioid Crisis

More than 1,900 officers from 30 suburban Cook County police departments, Cook County Sheriff's Department and Cook County Forest Preserve Police will soon be equipped to administer Narcan® when they encounter someone overdosing from opioids, thanks to a collaboration between Loyola Medicine and the Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

Narcan® counteracts the life-threatening effects of opioid overdose.

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Planning that Could Save Your Life: Winter Weather Survival Kits for Your Car

Even a short drive can turn into a dangerous one, especially during severe weather. The Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) advises residents to take extra precautions when driving during storms and to also keep an emergency kit in each of their vehicles in case they break down or get stuck during a storm.

A basic safety kit should include the following items:

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