Think Safety during Harvest Time

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It's harvest time again and time to share the road with the larger farm equipment.  Our area farmers have worked hard this year.  Let's help them harvest their hard work and bring it to market safely this fall.

Be patient when traveling behind farm equipment; farmers have the same rights as automobile drivers to operate their equipment on the roads;

When approaching farm equipment from the opposite direction, pull to the right of the traveled portion of the road and allow the equipment to pass; 

Always be cautious when approaching farm equipment parked on the side of the road. Someone may be getting in or out of the equipment or performing maintenance;

Be especially vigilant in watching for farm equipment on two lane roads, and also around dusk when conditions can make the equipment harder to see; and

When passing farm machinery, look for left turn lights or hand signals. Be sure there is adequate distance for you to safely pass.

For more information on Harvest Safety visit the Indiana Department of Homeland Security's website.

 

If You See Something - Say Something

If you see something

 

We continue to monitor 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 attack in Florida.  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.

Hometown Security Starts at Home

Preparedness Kit

 Our county becomes better-prepared and more-resilient when we all do our part to be ready.

Preparing for the unexpected doesn't have to be hard.  Keep it simple.  Focus on the basics:  Be Informed; Make a Plan; Build a Kit; Get involved.  Visit http://www.ready.gov/ for some great ideas that you can make your own.   Get involved in your own hometown security http://allencounty.us/homeland/get-involved

Severe Weather Preparedness

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Now is the time to prepare for severe weather in Indiana.

Severe weather can happen at any time in Indiana but the Spring and Summer can be a particularly violent time for weather.  Sudden changes in temperature and conditions usually mean violent storms – some capable of causing severe damage and threaten our personal safety.  Take some time today to learn about severe weather in Indiana.  Prepare yourself and your family to be Ready:  Whenever.  Wherever.

To find out more about preparing for severe weather and floods, visit www.GetPrepared.IN.gov. Visit the Ready website at http://www.ready.gov/  or in Spanish at http://www.ready.gov/es .  For preparedness information in other languages visit http://www.ready.gov/languages

Learn more about severe weather preparedness from our Parners in Preparedness at the

National Weather Service of Northern Indiana  nws

pdf2016 Severe Weather Preparedness Brochure