"Ready: Whenever. Wherever"


The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) announced its new campaign: “Ready: Whenever. Wherever.”

The campaign is a continuation of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s “See Something, Say Something” campaign, which asks the public to report any suspicious activity to law enforcement. It also encourages Hoosiers to be ready for emergencies or other threatening or violent behavior by considering the potential safety risks in their surroundings and knowing what to do.  

View their complete release regarding "Ready: Whenever. Wherever


If You See Something - Say Something

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We continue to monitor world and national events and are prepared to take necessary precautions for citizens.  No threat information with regard to Indiana has been identified. Hoosiers are urged to be vigilant in the wake of the most recent attacks in France.  The Allen County Office of Homeland Security reminds people that “if they see something suspicious, say something” by contacting our office using the contact information above or by using the tabs to the right on this page.  If danger is imminent, call 911.

Indiana Travel Status Mobile App is now available!

The State of Indiana has a free mobile app to provide Hoosiers with county travel status updates and alerts directly to their mobile devices.

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The Indiana Travel Advisory app is available to download for iPhone (https://appsto.re/us/QHVw4.i) in the App Store, and Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.in.traveladvisory) in the Google Play Store.

pdfClick here for the press release

Winter Weather Preparedness

Winter weather is coming.  Will you be ready?  Do you know the difference between a Winter Weather Travel Advisory, Watch or Warning?  Do you how cold the wind can make it feel?  It's time to review your winter weather preparedness plan.


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The leaves are just about done falling. The mornings are getting colder. Snow is in the forecast... Now is the time to plan for winter weather. Cold temperatures, heavy snow, ice all make for hazardous travel conditions. Visit the our winter weather section to learn more about winter weather precautions at http://allencounty.us/homeland/winter-weather.

Then throughout the winter, use our Situation Awareness for Travel tab [on the right] for the latest weather and travel conditions information.

Indiana uses a standardized tool for assessing winter weather travel conditions. An advisory is issued when conditions are changing; i.e., ice forming on bridge decks or road surfaces, drifting across roadways, snow beginning to accumulate. A watch is used to communicate hazardous conditions occurring such as accumulating snow with forecast for more, significant icing, some roadways impassable due to drifting or timing of the snow. A warning is only issued when local resources are completely overwhelmed or travel would present a significant threat to the personal safety of our residents. A warning may not be issued without the Allen County Commissioners first declaring a local disaster.

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NWS Wind Chill Chart helps you to recognize the "feels like" temperature.  This is important when considering your safe exposure limits while outdoors this winter.