Oak Lawn to test new tornado siren system
January 23, 2013 12:48PM
Updated: February 26, 2013 6:19AM
Sirens and warning messages in four languages may boom throughout Oak Lawn from Feb. 11 to 22 as the village tests a new tornado warning system during the installation process.
The village is replacing a 25-year-old system with one that will have better sound coverage and the capability to relay warning messages in English, Spanish, Polish and Arabic, according to a letter sent by the village to residents.
The test message may be played and siren tones sounded between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays of those two weeks, the letter said. When installation and testing are complete, residents will be notified that the new system is active, the letter said.
Sirens will be installed at 5500 W. 111th St. and Frontage Road, 102nd Street and Major Avenue, 103rd Street and Kostner Avenue, 93rd Place and Keeler Avenue, 6451 W. 93rd Place, and 91st Street and 52nd Avenue, the letter said.