Severe Weather Sirens
The sirens are tested the first Tuesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. The test consists of one minute of a steady tone.
The steady tone is used to alert the public that a tornado has been sighted and is approaching the community, this tone will last three to five minutes. When the steady tone is heard during severe weather, you should seek a place of shelter immediately.
During severe weather, the city may pre-empt cable TV programming on all channels to provide information on the storm using a voice message. During major emergencies, this system will also be used, plus information will be provided on cable Channel 19.
If you hear the outdoor warning sirens, please do not call the Fire Department, Police Department or ESDA office, during severe weather, seek shelter at once.
Sirens are situated at the following locations:
- 910 N Addison--Elmhurst Fire Department Training Tower
- Berens Park
- Field School
- Jackson School
- Jefferson School
- York High School
Elmhurst Siren Coverage Map (PDF)