Indiana Severe Weather & Flooding Preparedness Week 2015

 Parrott Road

This is also Flood Awareness Week in Indiana.  Every year Allen County experiences riverine and flash flooding.  Flooding affects us all - especially when we travel.  Never drive through flooded roadways.  Never drive around barricades, they are there to keep you safe.  Pay particular attention at night and during your eary-morning commute when visibility is reduced.  Be alert, especially along the rivers for changing conditions.  Several inches of swift-moving water will float your car!


  Learn more about severe weather preparedness from the

National Weather Service of Northern Indiana  nws


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Severe weather can happen at any time in Indiana but the Spring and Summer can be 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.  Find out how to prepare yourself and your family.  Once you’ve prepared, share what you’ve learned and done with your friends, neighbors and co-workers. 

To find out more about preparing for severe weather and floods, visit Visit the Ready website at  or in Spanish at .  For preparedness information in other languages visit

View our local press release

View Governor Pence's Proclamation 

November 16-22 is Winter Weather Preparedness Week in Indiana

Governor Mike Pence has declared November 16-22 as Winter Weather Preparedness Week in Indiana. During that week, Hoosiers are encouraged to take steps to prepare for the upcoming winter weather.



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The leaves are falling. The mornings are getting colder. Now is the time to plan for winter weather. Cold temperatures, heavy snow, ice all make for hazardous travel conditions. Visit the Indiana Department of Homeland Security to learn more about winter weather precautions at

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

Indiana now 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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