Severe Weather Procedures & Shelters

There are five Tornado Sirens located in Herington. The sirens are designed to alert people that may be outside. You may not hear them inside your house. 
If severe weather threatens the area, you should stay alert to possible changes. They can happen very quickly.
It would be a good idea to have a weather radio or even a battery operated FM radio to monitor local stations. When the sirens sound, it means that a Tornado strike is imminent.
Our policy is when a confirmed sighting has happened within 10 miles and moving toward the City, the sirens are activated. The sirens will continue as long as they have power.

We do not sound an all clear with the sirens. If they are sounding, a danger persists


If you don't have a basement, move to the most interior room of your house. Put as many walls as you can between you and the outside.
If there is time before the storm strikes, you can take shelter at the FEMA shelter located at the school complex on North D Street which is on the North end of town. It is opened for severe weather by the fire department. Please use the South drive for parking. Fire personnel and a fire truck will be stationed at the South side of the High School to help direct people where to go.
If your home is hit by a Tornado, you need to make sure you and your family are safe and accounted for. Reduce the chance of an accident or fire by shutting off the gas valve to your home and turning off the main electric breaker to your house.