Get Prepared

Ready: Whenever. Wherever

Preparedness KitOur 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.

We urge you to be Ready: Whenever. Wherever. This phrase is part of a campaign that is central to who Homeland Security is. It recognizes that violent acts and dangerous events can occur anywhere, anytime — often with little to no warning.

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Outdoor Emergency Warning Sirens

In Allen County, the outdoor emergency warning sirens are only activated in the event of an actual emergency situation (tornado warning, hazardous material spill requiring shelter or evacuation, etc.).  When you hear the outdoor emergency warning sirens, you should seek shelter immediately and tune into local media for additional information.

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Indiana School Safety

School Safety in Indiana is a community-wide responsibility.  It doesn't start and stop at the classroom door.  Students face many risks and hazards in their learning environment, whether in school, at home, on the sports field, or at leisure with friends and family.  We take a holistic approach to school safety and develop programs and processes which consider safety and security for the whole student.

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Severe Weather

The Allen County Office of Homeland Security asks the public to be Ready: Whenever. Wherever. This includes hazards, disasters, and emergencies, whether they are human-caused, natural, or technological.

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Travel Advisory System

The Travel Advisory System was adopted locally from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security Local Travel Advisory System.

This system consists of 3 levels:

Travel Advisory Chart

With the declaration of a Warning Travel Advisory, the Commissioners may restrict travel to emergency management workers. Further, all county offices other than those of emergency personnel or 24-hour operations will be closed.

Persons violating restrictions during a Warning Travel Advisory shall be subject to being charged with a Class B misdemeanor in accordance with I.C. 10-14-3-34.