Severe Weather


Severe weather can happen anytime here in Allen County – especially during warmer weather. Severe weather can include hazardous conditions produced by thunderstorms, including damaging winds, tornadoes, large hail, flooding and flash flooding.  Being prepared for severe weather is each individual’s responsibility and takes an active effort to be ready.  Learn more about the threats from severe weather here in Allen County then make a plan, build a kit, and be Ready: Whenever. Wherever.


Flooding is the rising of river waters that can cause catastrophic damage and can strike almost without warning or gradually get worse over time. Make sure you are prepared in case of a flood. 


Thunderstorms can bring with them all modes of severe weather from lightning, to hail, to strong winds and tornadoes. Thunderstorms can occur any time of year so it is best to always be prepared. 


Tornadoes can strike any time of year, but are most prevalent during the spring and summer time. Always stay up to date with the latest forecasts when there is the chance for severe weather. 


pdfNatures Most Violent Storms Pamphlet

Severe Weather Preparedness by the Indiana Department of Homeland Security

Severe Weather Preparedness from

Severe Weather Preparedness from (Spanish version)

Other ready information in multiple languages from


NWS Severe Weather Outlook Scale

NWS Storm Prediction Center

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cybersecurityWe are connected in our daily lives. Our leisure, our personal finances, our economy – even our hometown security depends on a stable, trusted, reliable, safe and resilient cyberspace. We use these networks to communicate, travel, power our homes, automobile, offices, schools – just about everything we do – we do connected. Being connected also means being more exposed and the potential for disruption, interference or illicit activity. We all need to take an active role in our own Cybersecurity.


Visit the US DHS cybersecurity awareness page for general on-line safety tips. 

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