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Severe Weather and Outdoor Warning Sirens. DUPAGE COUNTY OUTDOOR WARNING SIRENS. Emergency Siren Sound Siren Activation Siren Testing. EMERGENCY SIREN SOUND. 3 – 5 minute steady tone It’s one tool used to warn of severe weather You might not hear them if indoors.

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Severe weather and outdoor warning sirens

Severe Weather and Outdoor Warning Sirens


Dupage county outdoor warning sirens

DUPAGE COUNTY OUTDOOR WARNING SIRENS

  • Emergency Siren Sound

  • Siren Activation

  • Siren Testing


Emergency siren sound

EMERGENCY SIREN SOUND

  • 3 – 5 minute steady tone

  • It’s one tool used to warn of severe weather

  • You might not hear them if indoors


Sirens are activated when

SIRENS ARE ACTIVATED WHEN

  • Confirmed sighting of a tornado, headed for the community, by a trained weather spotter

  • National Weather Service issues a tornado warning for the community.

  • Reports of significant storm damage secondary to life-threatening winds.


Siren testing

SIREN TESTING

  • Siren Testing

    • 1st Tuesday of the month at 10:00 a.m.


Weather emergency sirens

Weather Emergency Sirens

  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch vs. Warning

  • Tornado Watch vs. Warning

  • What Should I Do When Siren Sounds?

  • Is There an “ALL CLEAR?”

  • Seek Shelter – Seek Information


Severe thunderstorms watch vs warning

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMSWatch vs. Warning

  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch :

    Conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms.

  • Severe Thunderstorm Warning:

    Indicates an immediate danger to those in the path of the storm.


Severe thunderstorms what you should do

Severe ThunderstormsWhat You Should Do

  • Seek Safe Shelter

  • Monitor an all-hazards/NOAA weather radio and local forecast

  • Know the Dangers

    • All thunderstorms are dangerous

    • Dangers include lightning, tornadoes, strong winds, hail, and flash flooding


Tornado watch vs warning

TORNADO WATCH VS. WARNING

  • Tornado Watch: Conditions are right for a tornado to develop.

  • Tornado Warning: a tornado has been sighted or indicated by radar.

    • Take cover immediately!!


Pay attention to the weather

Pay Attention to the Weather!

  • Watch the sky

    • Dark or greenish sky

    • Dark, low-lying clouds, especially if rotating

    • Large hail

    • Loud roar like a freight train

If you see any of these -Take shelter!


When the sirens sound

When the Sirens Sound

  • Seek Shelter Immediately

  • Do NOT call 911 for information

    • 911 lines must remain open so police, EMS, and fire departments can respond where needed.

    • Only call 911 if you have an emergency to report.


Seek shelter

SEEK SHELTER

  • Inside:

    • Go to basement or lowest building level.

    • Stay close to the most interior wall & away from windows.

  • Outside or in a vehicle or mobile home:

    • Go to the lowest floor of the nearest sturdy building.

    • If you’re not close to a building, lie flat in a ditch or depression & cover your head.

    • Watch out for flying debris.


Is there an all clear

IS THERE AN ALL CLEAR?

  • There is NO All Clear!

  • The emergency is NOT over when the sirens stop.

  • Multiple siren activations means imminent, life-threatening impact.


Seek information

SEEK INFORMATION

  • Once you are in a safe place, turn on TV, local radio, or an all-hazards/NOAA weather radio.

  • It is not safe to leave shelter until the warning expires.

  • Be prepared in case another warning is issued.


Summary

Summary

  • Sirens are one tool to alert the public

  • Take personal responsibility

    • Watch the sky.

    • GO inside when you hear sirens.

    • Get an all-hazards/NOAA weather radio for emergency updates.

    • Don’t call 911 unless you have an emergency to report

  • Be prepared - have a plan

    • Know where to take shelter.

    • Keep an emergency kit in your shelter area.


More information

More Information

  • National Weather Service

    • www.weather.gov

  • DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

    • www.protectdupage.org

  • Ready Illinois

    • www.ready.illinois.gov

  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

    • www.ready.gov


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