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Disaster Preparedness

The responsibilities for emergency preparedness and emergency management are shared amongst all City of Wheaton departments. The City of Wheaton maintains extensive emergency preparedness plans to address any modern disaster that could affect the community.

City officials have adopted and utilize the National Incident Management System (NIMS) for management of disasters. During a disaster situation, officials implement the management system and may utilize an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to coordinate efforts. The City of Wheaton works closely with the DuPage County Office of Emergency Management/Homeland Security

Audible Warning System (Tornado Warning Siren)

An audible warning system is in place throughout the City of Wheaton that is used to warn residents of an approaching tornado. The warning system is customarily activated for tornado warnings (when a tornado has been sighted within DuPage County or an adjoining area and is potentially tracking towards Wheaton). Under this condition, the warning system is alerting community members to take immediate action to implement protective measures.

For additional information on tornado safety, visit the DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.  As a reminder, the City of Wheaton conducts a monthly test of its warning system at 10 a.m. on the first Tuesday of every month.

Health Resources

The Wheaton Fire and Police departments continually monitor national/regional health issues such as Ebola and influenza. The departments work collaboratively to develop response plans to protect our community. Information regarding current health-related trends can be obtained from the DuPage County Health Department

National Terrorism Advisory System

The Federal Emergency Management Agency replaced its color-coded threat system with the National Terrorism Advisory System. Unless there is an elevated or imminent alert that is active, no alerts will appear below:

National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) check current status 

Homeland Security Information Resources: