Warning Siren System


What are the differences between a tornado watch and a tornado warning ?

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issues public watches and warnings in times of weather danger, and knowing the difference between the two can protect you from tornado related injury.

What a Watch Means:

  • conditions are favorable for a tornado
  • typically cover 25,000 sq. miles

What a Warning Means:

  • a tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar
  • imminent danger to life and property

Actions to Take for tornado Watches

  • Review Emergency Plan
  • Gather Supplies
  • Check "Safe Room"

Actions to Take for tornado Warnings

  • Move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building
  • Avoid windows
  • If in a mobile home, a vehicle, or outdoors, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris

Warning Siren System

It has been proven time and time again that early warning in the event of an emergency save lives.  The desire to provide immediate warning for residents has prompted several communities within Lockport Township to join together to improve the warning system here.

In our last newsletter we informed the public about  the two additional warning sirens that were installed in the City of Crest Hill within Lockport Township.  One is located at the Corner of Oakland Avenue and Caton Farm Road.  The other is located near a Lockport Township Park District baseball field adjacent to Richland School.  Since then, one more has been installed. The latest addition is a state-of-the-art Solar Siren & Antenna that is located at the American Legion Post 18.

In the event of severe weather this early warning system could be life saving for families in the area and specifically to the children that use the baseball park and attend Richland School and those in the area of the American Legion Post 18 in Lockport.