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Ready: Whenever. Wherever

Preparedness Kit

Our 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, etc.).  When you hear the outdoor emergency warning sirens, you should seek shelter immediately and tune into local media for more information.

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Indiana School Safety

Keeping schools in Indiana safe is a community-wide responsibility. Students face many risks and hazards in their learning environment. This includes in school, at home, on the sports field, or at leisure. We take a holistic approach to school safety. We develop programs and processes that consider the whole student's safety and security.

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Travel Advisory System - Outlooks, Watches, and Warnings

Our Travel Advisory System is the local adaptation of the IDHS Travel Advisory System.

This system consists of 3 levels.  These levels provide residents of Allen County with accurate and actionable information. This allows individual residents and local business owners to make smart decisions about their travel during inclement winter weather.

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Nearly every aspect of our daily lives connects virtual networks. These networks power our homes, automobiles, offices, and schools.

This leads to great exposure and potential for disruption, interference, or illicit activity. We all need to take an active role in our cybersecurity. Our community needs a reliable, resilient, safe, and trusted cyberspace.


Check out the Indiana Cybersecurity Hub for resources to stay informed and safe online.

Get cybersecurity safety resources from the National Cybersecurity Alliance.

From the US Department of Homeland Security (US DHS)

Learn about the US DHS Cyber and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), which provides information to secure our hometown.

Visit the US DHS cybersecurity awareness page (Stop. Think. Connect.) for general online safety tips. 

Find out about the US DHS Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) from CISA.

Learn CISA’s strategies to understand computer viruses and protect your home and business network.

Cybersecurity Tips

By learning computer security essentials and taking a few simple steps, each of us will:

  • improve the security of Indiana’s information infrastructure and economy
  • ensure our personal and/or our organization’s safety
  • protect important information

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Get Prepared for Cybersecurity with IDHS at Cyber Security