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Contact Us

University of Illinois Extension serving Bond, Clinton, Jefferson, Marion and Washington Counties

Marion County
1404 E Main
Rt 50 East
Salem, IL 62881
Phone: 618-548-1446
FAX: 618-548-9891

Bond County
925 E. Harris
Greenville, IL 62246
Phone: 618-664-3665
FAX: 618-664-9277
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00am to 4:00pm

Clinton County
1163 N. Fourth Street
Breese, IL 62230
Phone: 618-526-4551
FAX: 618-526-4597
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm

Jefferson County
4618 Broadway
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Phone: 618-242-0780
FAX: 618-242-0781
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm

Washington County
9623 Wall Street
Nashville, IL 62263
Phone: 618-327-8881
FAX: 618-327-8882
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm

Disaster Preparedness

Disaster Preparedness


  • A Consumers Guide to Food Safety - Severe Storms & Hurricanes
    Did you know that a flood, fire, national disaster, or the loss of power from high winds, snow, or ice could jeopardize the safety of your food? Knowing how to determine if food is safe and how to keep food safe will help minimize the potential loss of food and reduce the risk of food-borne illness. This Consumer’s Guide will help you make the right decisions. USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service. for keeping your family safe during an emergency.

  • Be Red Cross Ready
    Get a Kit. Make a Plan. Be Informed.

  • Disaster Recovery Journal (Android app)
    This free download helps you record information about damages to your home and property using text, images and audio. For more information contact Patricia Olson:

  • Family Financial Recovery from a Natural Disaster
    Webinar put out by North Dakota State University and University of Minnesota Extension, and sponsored by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture in cooperation with National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster.

  • FEMA Ready America
    What to do before, during, and after an emergency

  • Get Ready for Winter!
    Planning ahead so you are adequately protected from the worst that the season can bring can save money, time, and even lives. Here are some tips to help you get ready. Published by the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT).

  • Hiring a reputable contractor

  • Illinois Emergency Management Agency
    It is extremely important for you and your family to prepare in advance for disasters. This website provides valuable information on how to ensure you and your family are ready for any disaster or emergency you may face.

  • Illinois Ready Website
    Information on preparing for disasters, recovery steps after a disaster, local resources, and current issues. gives links to the American Red Cross, Illinois FirstNet, FEMA, Illinois Terrorism Task Force,, and other useful websites. From the Illinois Emergency Management Agency..

  • Know Your Stuff - Home Inventory
    Insurance Information Institute publication to assist in documenting everything in your home.

  • Mobile Ready Illinois Website
    Emergency preparedness information is now even easier to find with a new mobile version of the Ready Illinois website launched recently by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA). The mobile site ( enables mobile device users to access information about emergency preparedness and recovery, weather and man-made hazards and updates on current disasters automatically through their smartphone or tablet.

  • Putting the pieces back together after a disaster - the first hours and days

  • Recovery After Disaster: The Family Financial Toolkit
    Resources for getting started, securing housing, understanding finances and using key strategies after a disaster. Published by University of Minnesota Extension.

  • Types of Emergencies
    Information on different types of emergencies from the American Red Cross.

  • West Nile Virus
    Although the West Nile virus mainly infects birds, it can be transmitted to humans and other animals by certain species of mosquitoes that take blood meals from both birds and humans. The bite from just one infected mosquito is all that is needed to transfer the disease. From the Extension Disaster Education Network.