Welcome to Protect DuPage
The Protect DuPage website and its related social media accounts are your sources for official information from the DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (OHSEM). The information is periodically updated and
is geared towards preparing you to respond to and recover from emergencies or disasters. Connect with us by subscribing to our
Twitter feed (see below),
Facebook account and
YouTube account. If you do not use social media, we created
the "Social Media Feeds" page for you, located on the left side of this page, to stay informed. We hope you enjoy these features and find it of value.
Alerts, Updates, and Information from Twitter @ProtectDuPage
2017 Weather Seminar - Sat., March 11, 2017
Registration is now open for the 26th DuPage County Advanced Severe Weather Seminar scheduled for Saturday, March 11, 2017. Register now with the below widget. For more information, visit the DuPage County Weather Seminar website (www.dupageco.org/weatherseminar/).
Resolve to be Ready
Emergencies can happen at anytime and anywhere. With a start of the New Year, we would like to encourage residents to “Resolve to be Ready” and make preparedness a year-round activity.
To help with that, the DuPage County Office of Homeland Security will join the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) to highlight a particular preparedness topic each month, throughout the year.
Remember, emergency preparedness is one resolution that can be easy to keep with these simple steps in mind:
Additional resources, including brochures and checklists:
Winter Weather Season
The DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management encourages residents to take steps to be prepared for winter weather.
Heating Sites/Warming Centers
View a list and map of heating sites (warming centers) in DuPage County. Please be sure to call a heating site before going to one, as some are only open during emergencies, such as large-scale power outages.
Severe Weather Season
Severe weather can happen at anytime. The
Weather Watcher Page from the National Weather Service Chicago Weather Forecast Office is a great resource for advanced information to allow you to prepare. Always have your
NOAA weather radio available and in working order. Watch the below videos for tips and information pertaining to severe weather preparedness. Additional information is available in the
Severe Weather Preparedness Guide developed by IEMA and the NWS and on the
emergency preparedness page of