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Tornadoes can be deadly and cause serious injuries and property damage, but there are actions people can do to protect themselves and their families.  The Hoffman Estates Police Department is joining with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and other emergency management agencies across the state to promote severe weather preparedness.

The IEMA and National Weather Service have prepared a Severe Weather Preparedness Guide that provides information on what you should do before, during and after a tornado, severe thunderstorm or flooding.  This guidebook is available at www.Ready.Illinois.gov.

One of the most preparedness actions is to have a way to receive emergency warnings 24 hours a day, especially while you sleep.  A NOAA Weather Alert Radio with battery backup, a tone-alert feature and Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME) automatically alerts when a watch or warning is issued for your county.  There are also several smartphone apps available that can alert you to imminent dangers.

These warning can provide precious time for you to seek shelter from an approaching tornado or severe storm.

The Hoffman Estates Police Department offers weather radios at cost:

Monitor weather warnings 24 hours a day with an NOAA weather radio!

Available for sale at the Hoffman Estates Police Department.




WR100B $25.58                                         WR300 $40.58

This weather radio alerting system can be a life saver for you and your loved ones. Two models available, priced at 25.58 or 40.58. Strobe light option available for the hearing impaired for 11.99 each. Each radio will be programmed for the counties of Cook, Dupage, Kane and Lake.

Contact  Kevin O’Keefe @ 847. 781. 2881 for availability and purchase. Check or credit only

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Last updated: 3/3/2014 9:09:36 AM