Disaster preparedness

Carlos and Kim Caudillo stand in the debris of their home after a powerful tornado ripped through the area on May 20, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. The tornado, reported to be at least EF4 strength and two miles wide, touched down in the Oklahoma City area on Monday killing at least 51 people. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Deadly Oklahoma Tornado Serves As Reminder To Prepare For Disasters

“Tornado sheltering basics involved three steps – get in, get down and cover-up. The overall goal is to avoid flying and falling debris by putting as many barriers between you and the tornado as possible,” according to one expert at the National Weather Service in Norman, Oklahoma.

WBBM Newsradio–05/21/2013

Lori Healey, executive director of the host committee for the upcoming NATO and G8 summits in Chicago, seeks to downplay concerns about protests during the international events in May. (Credit: CBS)

NATO/G8 Summit Organizers Seek To Downplay Protest Concerns

The host committee for the upcoming NATO and G8 summits offered a sneak peak Wednesday of the city’s push to capitalize on the dual summits in May.

CBS Chicago–01/25/2012

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Report: Government Cuts Jeopardizing Disaster Preparedness

The state of Illinois is coming up short when it comes to preparing for emergencies – at least when looked at it in terms of government spending.

WBBM Newsradio–12/20/2011