Severe weather shelters open ahead of Friday’s storm

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Published: Mar. 31, 2023 at 2:30 PM CDT
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NORTHERN ILLINOIS (WIFR) - With the potential for severe weather, some communities are offering storm shelters for people who may not have access to a safe place.

Below is a list of locations for weather shelters in the area:

  • Rockford’s west side - Blackhawk Fire Station - 3738 S Main Street
  • Rockford’s south side - New Milford Fire Station - 2177 Will James Road
  • Oregon - Oregon Coliseum basement, 124 North 4th Street (which is at the corner of North 4th and Franklin Streets). Access to the basement will be through the north door off Franklin Street.

Weather alerts are available on the 23 News website.

If a tornado warning is issued, sirens will sound for three minutes in a steady tone. Sirens will not signal during a tornado watch.