Lori Ryan, Administrator
118 Cross Creek Boulevard, Salem IL 62881    p 618.548.3878    f 618.548.3866
1013 North Poplar, Centralia, IL 62801    p 618.532.6518    f 618.532.6543
Emergency Phone Number ONLY 618-322-3878
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Our Mission is to improve the quality of life for citizens in Marion County through preventing disease and preventative health maintenance.
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Volunteers are needed to help specifically in the event of an emergency.
Non-first responders and individuals who are not already obligated as
an emergency volunteer with another entity are needed. The utilization
of volunteers is essential in preserving public health during an
emergency. Volunteers will be utilized to provide manpower or
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Health Bulletin
        Non-Discrimination Statement

WIC does not require proof of citizenship

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture
(USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and
employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are
prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability,
age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity
conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for
program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language,
etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact
USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program
information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program
Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:
http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_ filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write
a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested
in the form.  To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  Submit
your completed form or letter to USDA by:

1)  mail:     U.S. Department of Agriculture
  Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
  1400 Independence Avenue, SW
  Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

2)  fax:        (202) 690-7442; or

3) email:     program.intake@usda.gov

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Information on what actions to take when you receive a tornado watch or warning
alert from the National Weather Service for you
r local area and what to do before,
and during a tornado.

About 1,200 tornadoes hit the United States every year and every state is at risk.  
Tornadoes can strike in any season, but occur most often in the spring and
summer months.  They can occur at all hours of the day and night, but are most
likely to occur between 3pm and 9pm.

To prepare before the danger of a tornado; identify safe rooms, build an
emergency kit and make a family communications plan.  Listen to NOAA Weather
Radio or to commercial radio or television newscasts for the latest information.

Look for
the following danger signs:  dark, often greenish sky, large hail, large,
dark, low-lying cloud (particularly if rotating), loud roar, similar to a freight train.  If
you see approaching storms or any of the danger signs, be prepared to take
shelter immediately.

Tornado Facts:
The extent of destruction caused by tornadoes depends on the tornado's intensity,
size, path, time of day, and amount of time it is on the ground.  Wind from
tornadoes can reach more than 300 miles per hour, and damage paths can be
more than 1 mile wide and 50 miles long.  Wind from tornadoes can destroy
buildings and trees, transform debris into deadly projectiles, and roll vehicles.

In any emergency, always listen to the instructions given by local emergency
management officials.  Be alert to changing weather conditions.  Look for
approaching storms.