Feb. 28 to March 5 has been designated as Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Illinois.
In an effort to promote severe storm safety, the Village of Plainfield will be offering NOAA Weather Alerting Radios at a discounted price on March 2 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. or until the radios are sold out, whichever occurs first.
The radios will be on sale for $10 for those people that live within the village limits of Plainfield, and for $15 for all non-residents.
Aug. 28, 2015 marked the 25th anniversary of the 1990 tornado that impacted Plainfield, Crest Hill, Joliet and many other surrounding areas. Since this storm, meteorologists and emergency responders have been working to improve the early warning time for people as the severe storms develop and approach, and as witnessed last year in Coal City, and other communities around the state, this early warning does save lives.
The village of Plainfield has partnered with Walgreens Corporate Safety Division and local Walgreens stores to distribute Midland Weather Alert Radios to ensure as many people receive the life-saving devices as possible.
People interested in the radios may come to the Multi-Purpose Room at the Plainfield Law Enforcement Center; 14300 S. Coil Plus Drive.
There will be representatives on hand from Midland and Walgreens that will assist in programming the radios, if desired. The Plainfield Emergency Management Agency encourages all residents and businesses to purchase and use a NOAA All-Hazard Weather Alert Radio.