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.
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25th Annual Advanced Severe Weather Seminar
Registration is now live for the 25th Annual Advanced Severe Weather Seminar scheduled for March 12. For more information, including registration, visit
Basic Weather Spotter Classes
The DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management partnered with the National Weather Service to teach Basic Weather Spotter classes. These free 2-hour classes are open to anyone interested in learning about severe storm and tornado spotting.
- Putting Safety first
- How Spotter reports are used
- Why the need for storm spotters
- Storm Structure and identifying intensity
- Safely observing and reporting severe storms
View the National Weather Service's
Spotter Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). For more information, including class dates, visit
Earthquake Preparedness Month
The DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management encourages residents to be prepared for earthquakes. To learn how to be prepared, please view the resources below:
For more emergency preparedness resources, visit our
emergency preparedness page.
Winter Weather Preparedness
The DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management encourages residents to take steps to be prepared for this winter season. A great way to start preparing is to download this
Winter Weather Preparedness Guidebook from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency. This guidebook contains a list of winter weather terms, steps to take before a winter storm or extreme cold and a list of supplies that will help you be prepared for winter storm strike.
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 interview 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
DuPage County Health Department Monitors Ebola
The DuPage County Health Department, in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), continues to monitor Ebola. For more information, please visit the Health Department's
Ebola Monitoring website.