The Village of Wauconda has a number of strategically placed Emergency Outdoor Warning Sirens located throughout the Village. The purpose of these sirens are to alert outdoor residents to seek shelter immediately. The sirens are NOT intended or designed to be heard indoors. When the sirens are activated, they sound for three (3) minutes. When you hear the siren, you should seek shelter immediately.
Do not call 9-1-1 when the sirens are activated unless you have a true emergency since doing so for information purposes may delay emergency services from answering other emergency calls that may occur. Wauconda does not issue an All-Clear alert of any kind so residents will need to monitor the local weather or news channels for more information on the conditions and necessary actions for those in the storm’s path.
The sirens are tested on the first Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am and should not be mistaken for an actual warning.