The Allen County Office of Homeland Security asks the public to be "Ready: Whenever. Wherever." for hazards, disasters, and emergencies, whether they are human-caused, natural, or technological.
Every individual should take an active effort to prepare for severe weather. Learn more about the threats from severe weather in Allen County. Then make a plan, build a kit, and be Ready: Whenever. Wherever. Download the Nature's Most Violent Storms Pamphlet (PDF).
Thunderstorms can happen anytime in Allen County - especially during warmer weather. They often produce hazardous conditions, including:
- Damaging winds
- Flash flooding
- Large hail
Before making travel plans, always check the weather, using reliable resources.
Our county is the center of three rivers. Whether at work or play, the status of these rivers always has an impact on our community. Check for the risk of a flood with the National Weather Service's Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service.
To find more information about preparing you and your family for disasters, emergencies, and hazards, go to Ready.gov.
To help you be ready, find out how to get access to the NWS on your smartphone. Also, learn more about Wireless Emergency Alerts, an important way that NWS provides location-based alerts to your smartphone for Tornado Warnings, Flash Flood Warnings, and more.
Death by heat exhaustion is one of the top weather-related killers.
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.
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.
Winter storms can range from a moderate snow over a few hours to a blizzard with blinding, wind-driven snow that lasts for several days. Many winter storms are accompanied by dangerously low temperatures and sometimes by strong winds, ice, sleet and freezing rain.