We ALL know living in our area, that severe weather cna sneek up on us quickly. Always be prepared!

Severe Weather
March 4-10, 2012 has been designated as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Illinois and the Plainfield Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) encourages everyone to be alert and aware during severe storm season.  To learn more about how the weather warning system works, differences in terminology, and basic safety information, please read PEMA’s press release.

A severe thunderstorm or tornado warning means severe thunderstorms or tornadoes are occurring in our area. In the event of a warning, residents should take cover immediately. The Village Emergency Storm Warning sirens will be activated in the event a tornado is reported within 20 miles of the Village.

When the emergency siren is activated, residents should immediately take cover in the lowest level of their homes. If there is no basement, go to an inner hallway or small inner room with no windows.

The sirens are activated for tornado warnings only, no “all clear” signal will be sounded, and this is for residents’ protection in the event another storm approaches.

Storm safety experts advise citizens to refrain from using the telephone, computer equipment or electrical devices during thunderstorms.

Call 911 to report a funnel cloud, tornado sighting or other emergency situation only.

Village Emergency Sirens are tested on the first Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am. Any other activation should be considered an emergency.

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