Emergency Alerts

The Village of Hanover Park has multiple ways for our residents to receive warnings from severe weather to road closure alerts. Ensure your phones are WEA enabled to receive severe weather alerts from the National Weather Service and sign up for our NIXLE program! 

WEA: Wireless Emergency Alerts

The National Weather Service can alert the public of severe weather more efficiently than ever by using traditional media, social media, and weather radios! https://twitter.com/NWSChicago  and  https://www.facebook.com/NWSChicago 

More importantly, make sure your cell phones are WEA Ready! Here are some examples of Wireless Emergency Alerts or WEAs that you may receive on your phone during an emergency!


NIXLE Alerts: Local Emergency Alerts

Hanover Park residents! Sign up for NIXLE alerts on road closures, severe weather alerts, and other emergency information.

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Have Multiple Ways to Receive Weather Alerts!


We often associate Severe Weather Hazards with tornados but sometimes, we are more impacted by associated hazards like hail, lightning, wind damage and flooding. It’s important to be aware of severe weather watches, warnings and the associated impacts to protect yourself, your family, and your homes.



Our outdoor warning sirens can be used to alert for all hazards but most people know them for tornado warnings. Sirens have two settings and it is important to learn the distinction between the two tones.

Alert: A single tone signifying an emergency alert. This signal may be used for an emergency or disaster, including a severe storm, tornado warning (not a tornado watch), earthquake, chemical hazard/hazardous material incident, extreme winds, or biological hazard. Click here to listen to the Alert Siren   

Attack: An up-and-down, rising and falling tone to signify there is a homeland security or attack emergency. This signal would be used if community officials were notified by federal and/or state government officials of an actual or impending attack on the local community. Click here to listen to the Attack Siren