Warning Sirens

Weather warning signals are sounded when severe damaging winds or a tornado has been spotted within five miles of our community or if the community is in the direct path of a spotted tornado as issued by the National Weather Service.

The ATTACK WARNING signal means that an actual attack or detected missile launch against the United States has been detected and that protective action should be taken immediately.

  • Testing The Signal - The signals are tested on the first Tuesday of each month at 10:00am.
  • Weather Warning - An alert warning signal is a 3 to 5 minute steady siren and is activated in the event a tornado or severe damagining winds are reported. This reporting includes a five-mile perimeter.
  • All Clear Signal - In keeping with the policy of the National Weather Service, the issuance of an “All Clear” statement SHOULD NOT be issued by local government.
  • Civil Defense – Attack Warning - An attack warning is a three (3) to five (5) minute wavering siren tone.

Old Fashioned Transistor Radio


A portable radio is invaluable when you need information on developing weather situations.

Two local radio stations for updates on weather information are:

  • WGN 720AM
  • WBBM 780AM