The severe weather sirens are activated by the La Grange Park Public Safety Communications Center. The sirens are most commonly used to alert residents to the issuance of a tornado warning by the National Weather Service. Trained severe weather spotters and public officials are responsible for providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather in our area to the National Weather Service.
When the sirens are activated, residents will hear a 3 minute steady signal of the sirens. Seek shelter in the most interior room of your home or office. You should avoid outside walls and windows. An interior bathroom, closet or other room is generally the safest location. If you have access to a radio or television, tune to a local channel to listen for essential emergency information. Sirens will be activated only to provide alert to residents, no all-clear activation of the siren will be made.
The severe weather siren system is tested on the first Tuesday of every month at 10am weather permitting. The Public Safety Communications Center does not test the severe weather sirens if the weather is severe of threatening: this helps to ensure that there will be no confusion as to whether it is a test or a real alert.