DeWitt County, IL
DeWitt County Illinois
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DeWitt County E.S.D.A.

County of DeWitt, State of Illinois

DeWitt County Building 
201 W. Washington St. 
Clinton, IL 61727 
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

How to Prepare for an Emergency

You never know when you might have to leave your home on short notice. A nuclear accident is only one possibility. Floods, fires, chemical spills or severe illness could occur at any time. Preparing now will help you respond more quickly in any emergency

Emergency Kit

Keep an emergency kit - portable radio, flashlight, extra batteries, extra car keys, first aid kit, and other items - in a special place that the whole family knows about and can get to. Write a list of the items you would want to take if you had to leave home quickly, and post the list in a convenient spot. Be sure to keep a supply of all the items on your list. Gather any important documents that you might need in an emergency and keep them together in a safe place that you can access quickly and easily.

You will find more information on preparing an Emergency Kit at


Maintain your vehicle in good running order and keep the gas tank at least half full at all times. If you would need transportation in an emergency, use the attached reply card to notify local authorities now.


Shelter for evacuated pets will be available. You will receive pet sheltering information when you arrive at the congregate care shelter for your area. Service animals will be allowed in the Reception Centers and Shelters