Severe weather preparedness week in Illinois continues today. The states Emergency Management Agency as well as local experts are urging families to make sure they are ready for anything. WeatherSpotter facilitator John Nell says while severe weather most often strikes between April and June, it's important to be "weather ready" all year long.
He says that starts with having a notification system in place, such as a weather radio.
Click here for Nell's comments
For tips on dealing with severe conditions before, during and after a weather event, visit the IEMA website, which we have linked below. The statewide tornado drill will happen at 10am today.