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Posted on: September 1, 2022

[ARCHIVED] September is National Preparedness Month

Emergency Preparedness graphic with first aid kit, waters and other supplies

September is National Preparedness Month and this year, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency's theme is "A Lasting Legacy - The life you've built is worth protecting. Prepare for disasters to create a lasting legacy for your and your family."

Emergencies can happen anytime and anywhere without notice. Preparedness is a shared responsibility; it takes a whole community. That's why the Village of Lombard encourages residents to be prepared in the event of an emergency or natural disaster. 

Preparing can start with four important steps: 

  • Be informed about emergencies that could happen in your community, and identify sources of information in your community that will be helpful before, during, and after an emergency
  • Make a plan for what to do in an emergency (For sample plans and more tips at
  • Build an emergency supply kit 
  • Get involved

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In times of emergency, the Village of Lombard will notify residents of informative updates. 


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