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.

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. Download the Nature's Most Violent Storms Pamphlet (pdf).

Severe weather, like thunderstorms, can happen anytime here in Allen County – especially during warmer weather.

Thunderstorms often produce hazardous conditions, including:

  • damaging winds
  • flooding
  • flash flooding
  • large hail
  • tornadoes

Before making travel plans, always check the weather, using reliable resources.

Our county is the center of three rivers, so whether it is work or play the status of these rivers always have an impact on our community. Check for the risk of flood with the Nationals Weather Service's Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service

To find more information about preparing you and your family for disasters, emergencies, and hazards, go to