April 17, 2019- The Illinois Emergency Management Agency is urging the public to be prepared for strong spring storms. Strong to severe storms are forecasted for some areas of Illinois over the next few days. IEMA spokesperson Rebecca Clark says it’s important make sure you have plenty of warning. Clark says it’s a good idea to go under your phone’s notification settings and make sure “emergency alerts” is turned on. Other tips include setting up a family communication plan to get ahold of each other during a storm and to review your emergency supply kit. You can also sign up for severe weather alert texts through Nowdecatur.com by clicking HERE.