Severe Weather

Severe Weather Preparation
The Village encourages residents to be prepared in the event of severe weather or an emergency. Prepare yourself by taking the following steps:
  • Identify a safe location in the interior of the house or basement.
  • Ensure a flashlight and fresh batteries are available.
  • Have a battery or hand-powered NOAA weather radio available.
During Severe Weather
During threatening conditions, tune your radio or television to monitor the weather. The Village's tornado warning siren will sound if a tornado or life- or property-threatening weather is impending. However, residents should use common sense and seek shelter in severe weather situations even if the alarm has not sounded. If threatening conditions are impending, the tornado warning siren will sound a continuous signal for two minutes. The warning is effective for one hour.

There is no "all clear" signal. If the threat extends beyond an hour, the siren will again sound for two minutes, extending the warning period one hour. When the siren activates, please do not call the Fire or Police emergency or non-emergency numbers to inquire about the warning. The telephone lines must be kept open during emergencies.

Severe Weather Resources

Tornado Warning Information
Three warning sirens are located at in the Village. The sirens are tested the first Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m. "All Clear" signals are never given.

Warning Sirens Locations

The location of the warning sirens are as follows:
  • 56th Street between Clarendon Hills Road and Holmes Avenue (south side)
  • Stonegate and Naperville Road (north side)
  • Gilbert and Burlington Avenue
Fire Chief Brian Leahy is the Village's Emergency Preparedness Coordinator. He can be contacted on the Fire Department non-emergency number (630-286-5430) during working hours to answer preparedness questions.