Don’t let storms catch you by surprise. Did you know that you can have severe weather and other emergency notifications sent directly to you? To receive notice of emergencies via email, cell phone, or pager, visit The Emergency Email & Wireless Network website at www.emergencyemail.org. Follow the directions in “Here’s How” from the main page of the website.
Power Outage Brochure
Please click on the link below for the power outage brochure published by ESDA.
The City of Countryside also has a “reverse 911” system called Blackboard Connect that advises our residents of emergency situations, emergency weather, and other important information that residents need to know. Only residents with published phone numbers are automatically included in our system—as we obtain our data from the local phone companies. However, if a resident does not have a published phone number (or would like to add an additional number) and would like to be included in the data bank for Blackboard Connect, they can do so by either contacting the police department at 708-352-2171 with their name, address and phone number or they can pick up a form at the police department.
If you have any questions, please contact the police department at 708-352-2171.
Severe Weather Emergency
It should be remembered that most weather events that occur in the area we live in are not severe by definition, but they all have the potential for reaching severe level. In order to stay information about the severity of a weather event, you should monitor the radio, television or purchase a weather alert radio. If you have a scanner, NOAA weather radio operates off a frequency of 162.425 Mhz and is the best way to get information about watches and warnings.
There are many internet sites that are also available to gather weather information. While the City of Countryside does not endorse any of these sites, they are yet another tool for you to gather information about weather events occurring in our area.