When rivers approach flood stage, warnings are issued by the City of Fort Wayne's Emergency Operations Center through the Public Information Office to all of Allen County. Warnings are disseminated by TV and weather radio through regular interruptions advising you of the situation. In addition, weather information is broadcast on Weather Radio 162.55 Mz and Comcast Cable TV Channel 74, 24 hours a day.
A flood hotline 260-427-2875 is activated for Fort Wayne and Allen County residents during an actual flood event.
The City of Fort Wayne, Indiana has an Advanced Flood Warning System that provides the National Weather Service Northeast Indiana Forecast Office in North Webster, Indiana with real-time rain and level information that provides hours of advanced warning. This system has a total of 31 sites that has 29 rain sensors, 10 level sensors, and 6 temperature sensors ranging from Newville, Ohio (25 miles northeast of Fort Wayne) to Rockford, Ohio (45 miles south of Fort Wayne). The National Weather Service Forecast Office uses this data to provide flood warnings and watches and crest predictions to the public for the rivers and streams that impact Fort Wayne, Allen County, and Adams County.