Emergency Notification Systems - The Village utilizes multiple systems and methods of providing information to the community.  One of the best items to have in your home and work is a All Hazard Weather Radio.  Since siren system can usually only be heard when you are outside a weather radio insures that emergency messages can be delivered to you indoors.  In addition sign-up for our Village Electronic Alerting System via eLert.  The following sections help explain the services:

National Weather Service “All Hazard Radio” System

NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly from the nearest National Weather Service office. NWR broadcasts official Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For a fact sheet on "All Hazard Weather Radio for those with Functional Needs" CLICK HERE.

Outdoor Siren System

The Village of Sherman has installed a new emergency outdoor siren warning system replacing a 1960's era system that was unreliable and expensive to maintain. The new system is intended to warn residents, when they are outside, of an impending emergency.

Alert Warning Signal - is a five (5) minute steady siren. The sirens rotate when broadcasting a signal and will have a sound that will decrease in volume as it rotates away from you and increase in volume as it rotates toward you. This is still considered a steady siren warning signal. This signal is used during severe weather or other peacetime emergencies such as an evacuation needed due to a hazardous materials incident, etc. When you hear this signal you should take shelter and turn on your radio or television and listen for essential emergency information.

Attack Warning Signal - in case of an attack on the homeland, the village warning signal is a five (5) minute wavering siren tone. This signal means that an actual attack against the United States has been detected and that protective actions should be taken immediately.

The Village outdoor siren system is composed of four sirens which have an approximate range of 1 mile. They are located at:

  • Sebring & Old Tipton School Road
  • Behind the Library at 2100 E. Andrew Road
  • Village Center Rd. at approximately 7.25N
  • South of Pine & Woodsmill Dr. intersection
Village Electronic Emergency Alerting System

Click here for information about Community Alerts

Sherman is a "Storm Ready" Community
Homeland Security Advisory System

The Village of Sherman was the first community in Sangamon County to receive this prestigous designation from the National Weather Service.  StormReady communities are better prepared to save lives from the onslaught of severe weather through advanced planning, education and awareness. No community is storm proof, but StormReady can help communities save lives.

Click here to view a copy of our StormReady certificate from the National Weather Service

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