Outdoor Warning Siren

Siren Test Times

The Village performs a monthly siren test to ensure all sirens are functioning. The entire system is tested for 30 seconds at 10:00am on the first Tuesday of every month. 

Outdoor warning sirens go off to alert those outside to seek shelter inside. If the sirens are activated - and it is not a monthly siren test - the public should see it as a signal to

  • Seek shelter;  
  • Tune in to radio or television to get information about
    • type of emergency
    • instructions and recommendations

Listen to your local media for indications that the emergency is over. The siren will cycle for 5 minutes every 10 minutes until the warning is over.

Sirens can be activated due to The National Weather Service criteria for 75+ MPH winds and 1.75 inch+ hail as part of a severe thunderstorm warning or the issuance of a tornado warning.

When a Tornado Watch is issued by the National Weather Service, tornados are possible in our area. Remain alert for approaching storms.

When a Tornado Warning is issued by the National Weather Service, it means that a tornado has been spotted or indicated by weather.

The Weather Channel- Palatine