When dangerous storms travel through the Schaumburg area, they can cause extensive damage. Because of the unpredictability and sudden appearance of tornadoes, it may not be possible to provide advance warning; if you hear the warning siren, immediately seek shelter and tune in to a local radio or television station.
Schaumburg has nine outdoor weather alert sirens strategically located throughout the village. Weather alert sirens are designed to alert people that are outdoors to seek shelter. They are not designed to alert people that are already indoors.
Siren activation is made by personnel at the regional dispatch center based upon the recommendation of certified meteorologists that provide this contracted service to local communities.
For complete information, visit the Ready Illinois website.