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!
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.
WHAT DO THE SIRENS MEAN?
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