Warren County Indiana Emergency Management

Warren County Indiana Emergency Management A public page to pass along severe weather information, road closings & school delays/closings for Warren County Indiana.
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Indiana Department of Health
09/19/2020

Indiana Department of Health

Where can I get a #COVID19 test❔

📍There are more than 200 testing locations throughout the state.

Find one close to you ➡️ https://bit.ly/2YHsi7U

*Remember* Optum sites are FREE through the Department of Health.

US National Weather Service Chicago Illinois
09/14/2020

US National Weather Service Chicago Illinois

[6:30 a.m., Mon Sept 14]: Late in the day Sunday, smoke from western U.S. fires had drifted over northern Illinois and northwest Indiana and this will continue through today. This is expected to remain aloft so no impacts are forecast, but the sky will have a milky white or even gray appearance to it.

Indiana USAR Task Force #1
09/14/2020

Indiana USAR Task Force #1

BREAKING: @IN_Task_Force_1 has been activated to deploy as a #FEMA US&R Type III Task Force in support of efforts for #TropicalStormSally expected to reach hurricane strength. A total of 35 personnel will be departing #INTF1 HDQ tonight for Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

#IFD Battalion Chief Dave Cook will be leading the Type III Task Force efforts while Avon Fire Chief Gerald George has been activated as part of the FEMA US&R White Incident Support Team as the Deputy Operations Section Chief - supporting response efforts for the State of Louisiana.

US National Weather Service Indianapolis Indiana
09/14/2020

US National Weather Service Indianapolis Indiana

Striking satellite image showing smoke from west US wildfires spread across the country by the jet stream. This high level smoke was responsible for our more colorful sunset tonight. #INwx

CAL FIRE
09/09/2020

CAL FIRE

Today 14,000 firefighters are battling 25 major wildfires statewide. CAL FIRE has increased staffing in preparation for critical fire weather in multiple areas of the State. More information at: https://fire.ca.gov/daily-wildfire-report/
Photo courtesy of Jeremy Ulloa.

Williamsport Indiana Fire Department
09/08/2020

Williamsport Indiana Fire Department

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Less than a week away!

What you might need to know.....

So far the weather forecast looks great! The Car Show & Fish Fry will happen rain or shine. The beer & wine garden and band will not happen if it rains. The town wide rummage sale will be up to each individual sale to decide in the event of inclement weather. Maps for the town wide rummage sale will be available at the fire station and car show registration. If you want your rummage sale on the map please comment below with your address.

Parking will be limited at the fire station. Front Street will be closed directly in front of the fire station for pedestrians only. To park at the fire station use Depot or Mill Streets off of State Road 28 (the two streets between the Sheriff's Department and Farm Bureau Insurance). This will be one way in and one way out. You can also park by the Court House, Extension Office and the Library. Monroe Street will be open at the railroad tracks but you will need to use Railroad Street.

Car Show Registration is from Noon to 3 P.M. We anticipate 100+ show vehicles this year. Dash plaques for the first 50 registrants. There will be door prizes and a 50/50 raffle as well. One vendor will be providing breakfast. There will be three vendors serving lunch. One of the food vendors will be the Warren County 4-H Junior Leaders located at the fire station. The Fish Fry begins at 4 P.M. until 7:30 P.M. at the fire station. For Fish Fry deliveries in town only, please call 764-4070. The beer & wine garden (free admission) opens at 6 P.M. with Beau McGrew taking the stage at 7 P.M. and Main Street Exit rocking downtown Williamsport from 8 to 11. You do not want to miss out!

We strive to make this one of the best events around and make improvements every year. This event is operated entirely by volunteers who put in countless hours so please bear with us if there is a hiccup or two along the way. If anyone would like to volunteer to help please contact any of our firefighters.

During Motorama our event staff will be wearing fluorescent yellow shirts or navy Williamsport Fire Department shirts. Please reach out to them if you have a question or issue.

Masks and social distancing recommended. Hand sanitizer, wash stations and porta-potties will be available. Attend at your own risk. Please do not attend if you are ill or are at risk for illness. Williamsport Volunteer Fire Department and the Williamsport Firefighters & Auxiliary Incorporated are not liable for accident, injury or illness related to 2020 Motorama.

Granted the icons vs small map make it appear worse, but still, wishing the best for our western neighbors fighting wild...
09/08/2020

Granted the icons vs small map make it appear worse, but still, wishing the best for our western neighbors fighting wildfires.

09/05/2020
First Lady Melania Trump

First Lady Melania Trump

September is #NationalPreparednessMonth. Take time this month to teach your children more about how to be prepared for disasters and emergencies.

Visit Ready.gov or follow @readygov for @fema’s safety tips all month long!

09/03/2020
Indiana USAR Task Force #1

Indiana USAR Task Force #1

IN-TF1 returned home this afternoon from a week-long deployment to SW Louisiana in support of Hurricane Laura. #welcomehome @fema

US National Weather Service Indianapolis Indiana
09/01/2020

US National Weather Service Indianapolis Indiana

A dense fog advisory is in effect until 9 am EDT for central Indiana. Widespread visibilities of one quarter mile or less can be expected. Drive with caution, use your low beam headlights, and be alert for school children waiting for buses.

US National Weather Service Indianapolis Indiana
08/31/2020

US National Weather Service Indianapolis Indiana

Partly sunny today with chances for thunderstorms south of I-70. A low chance for severe storms exists on Tuesday. #inwx

Williamsport Indiana Fire Department
08/27/2020

Williamsport Indiana Fire Department

Attica, Pine Village, West Lebanon and Williamsport Fire Departments, Warren County EMS and Warren County EMA & LEPC staff participated in a joint training exercise on Wednesday night at the District 4 West Training site at the Warren County Emergency Management building and at Williamsport Elementary School parking lot. Approximately 30 firefighters and instructors attended. Firefighters divided up into three groups and rotated through three training stations. Some topics covered and simulated were fire attack, forcible entry, fire hydrants, master streams & nozzles, pump operations, aerial truck ops, command and radio ops. Cold drinks and a misting fan were utilized due to the heat & humidity. Training took place from 6 P.M. to 10 P.M. Railroad Street had to be blocked off due to fire hose being deployed from a fire hydrant to the training site. We want to thank the instructors from all of the departments that coordinated this joint training session. It was very well attended. More joint training sessions will take place in the future.

Indiana USAR Task Force #1
08/26/2020

Indiana USAR Task Force #1

Task Force 1 is safely hunkered down near Pineville, Louisiana and prepared for the arrival of Hurricane Laura. Laura is a Category 4 hurricane with wind speeds of 145 mph. Task Force 1 rode Hurricane Gustav out in Pineville September 1, 2008, making landfall in Cocodrie, LA as a Category 2. The team then tackled Hurricane Ike riding it out in Houston,Texas as it made landfall in Galveston on September 13 as a Category 2. The team was deployed for 21 days straight.

NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center
08/26/2020

NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center

...WIND AND WATER LEVELS INCREASING AS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS HURRICANE LAURA TAKES AIM AT THE NORTHWEST GULF COAST...
...CATASTROPHIC STORM SURGE, EXTREME WINDS, AND FLASH FLOODING EXPECTED ALONG THE NORTHWEST GULF COAST TONIGHT...

*** A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for...
* Freeport Texas to the Mouth of the Mississippi River
*** A Hurricane Warning is in effect for...
* San Luis Pass Texas to Intracoastal City Louisiana
*** A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* Sargent Texas to San Luis Pass
* East of Intracoastal City Louisiana to the Mouth of the
Mississippi River
*** A Hurricane Watch is in effect for...
* East of Intracoastal City to west of Morgan City Louisiana

Hurricane conditions are expected in the hurricane warning area tonight and Thursday, with catastrophic wind damage expected where Laura's eyewall moves onshore tonight. Tropical storm conditions are moving onshore along the coast of Louisiana within the tropical storm warning area and are expected to spread northwestward within the warning areas this evening. Hurricane-force winds and damaging wind gusts are also expected to spread well inland into portions of eastern Texas and western Louisiana early Thursday.

Unsurvivable storm surge with large and destructive waves will cause catastrophic damage from Sea Rim State Park, Texas, to Intracoastal City, Louisiana, including Calcasieu and Sabine Lakes. This surge could penetrate up to 40 miles inland from the immediate coastline, and flood waters will not fully recede for several days after the storm.

Several tornadoes are expected late this afternoon through tonight over Louisiana, far southeast Texas, and southwestern Mississippi. The risk for a few tornadoes will continue into Thursday across Louisiana, Arkansas, and western Mississippi.

At 4 p.m. CDT, the center of Hurricane Laura was located about155 miles (250 km) south of Lake Charles, La. It's moving toward the northwest near 15 mph (24 km/h). A turn toward the north-northwest and north is expected tonight, and a northward motion should continue on Thursday. A northeastward to east- northeastward motion is expected Thursday night and Friday. On the forecast track, Laura will approach the Upper Texas and southwest Louisiana coasts this evening and move inland within that area tonight. The center of Laura is forecast to move over northwestern Louisiana tomorrow, across Arkansas Thursday night, and over the mid-Mississippi Valley on Friday.

Reports from an Air Force Reserve hurricane hunter aircraft indicate that the maximum sustained winds have increased to near 145 mph (230 km/h) with higher gusts - an extremely dangerous category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 205 miles (335 km). Some additional strengthening is possible this evening before Laura reaches the northwest Gulf coast overnight. Rapid weakening is expected after Laura moves inland.

The combination of a dangerous storm surge and the tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline. The water could reach the following heights above ground somewhere in the indicated areas if the peak surge occurs at the time of high tide...
- Johnson Bayou LA to Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge including Calcasieu Lake...15-20 ft
- Sea Rim State Park TX to Johnson Bayou LA including Sabine Lake...10-15 ft
- Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge to Intracoastal City LA...10-15 ft
Intracoastal City LA to Morgan City including Vermilion Bay...8-12 ft
- Port Bolivar TX to Sea Rim State Park...6-9 ft
- Morgan City LA to Mouth of the Mississippi River...4-7 ft
- Freeport TX to Port Bolivar including Galveston Bay...2-4 ft
- Mouth of the Mississippi River to Ocean Springs MS incl. Lake Borgne...1-3 ft
- Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas...1-3 ft

From this afternoon through Friday, Laura is expected to
produce the following rainfall totals:
- Across the northwestern Gulf Coast from far southwest Louisiana andthe Golden Triangle of Southeast Texas: 8 to 12 inches with isolated totals of 18 inches.
- Across central and the rest of western Louisiana into far eastern Texas: 5 to 10 inches with isolated totals of 15 inches.
- Across much of Arkansas: 3 to 7 inches with isolated totals of 10 inches.
This rainfall will cause widespread flash and urban flooding, small streams and creeks to overflow their banks, and minor to moderate freshwater river flooding.

The next complete advisory will be issued by NHC at 10 p.m. CDT with an intermediate advisory at 7 p.m. CDT -www.hurricanes.gov

Rick Mitchell NBC5
08/26/2020

Rick Mitchell NBC5

1:34 pm Wednesday....hurricane Laura is now a category 4 storm with sustained winds of 140 mph. It will likely remain close to this strength when it makes landfall around 1 am Thursday east of Beaumont, Texas.

The storm will weaken quickly overnight, but still be capable of producing damaging winds and torrential rain leading to flooding as it moves through far East Texas and western sections of Louisiana.

For DFW, any impacts will be minimal. There may be a few showers and storms from later today through tomorrow, but severe weather is not expected.

More hurricane information at nbcdfw.com

Indiana USAR Task Force #1
08/26/2020

Indiana USAR Task Force #1

God Speed and safe travels to the #INTF1 Type 4 Water Rescue Team #HurricaneLaura #Marco #FEMA #Louisiana

Storm Flagging information
08/26/2020

Storm Flagging information

08/26/2020
Indiana Department of Homeland Security
08/26/2020

Indiana Department of Homeland Security

Indiana's State EOC has four different activation levels of response, depending on the severity of an emergency: https://bit.ly/2DUfLGA

Click the link above and read about what emergency operations is like in the SEOC during #COVID19 in the latest edition of #HoosierResponder!

US National Weather Service Indianapolis Indiana
08/25/2020

US National Weather Service Indianapolis Indiana

Heat index values at 1 pm range from the low 90s to around 100 around central Indiana. Don't leave any living being (child, pet, etc) in a hot car and follow these other safety tips. #INwx

08/22/2020
Indiana Department of Transportation: West Central

Indiana Department of Transportation: West Central

A chip seal preservation project is scheduled to begin on U.S. 41 in Warren County on Monday, August 24, weather permitting. Work is scheduled to begin on U.S. 41 at the intersection with State Road 55 to State Road 63.

Drivers can expect lane restrictions and traffic directed by flagging operations while INDOT maintenance crews maintain access for vehicles. Motorists are urged to seek an alternate route. If driving through the chip seal work zone, drivers should take extra caution, drive slowly and allow additional space between vehicles to prevent stone chips from damaging windshields or paint.

Once the chip seal has cured, crews will sweep the highway clear of loose stone, apply a fog seal surface coat and paint pavement markings.

Something you don't see everyday....
08/16/2020

Something you don't see everyday....

Weather Service confirms 14 tornadoes hit northern Illinois
08/14/2020
Weather Service confirms 14 tornadoes hit northern Illinois

Weather Service confirms 14 tornadoes hit northern Illinois

Survey teams with the National Weather Service have confirmed that 14 tornadoes touched down Monday in northern Illinois when a rare storm known as a derecho swept parts of the Midwest.

Indiana Department of Homeland Security
08/14/2020

Indiana Department of Homeland Security

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is tracking a malicious cyber actor who is impersonating the U.S. Small Business Administration's #COVID19 loan relief web page via phishing emails.

Hoosier business owners can learn more about staying safe from phishing emails via the Indiana Cybersecurity Hub: https://bit.ly/2PSAa1n

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Illinois Storm Community
08/10/2020

Illinois Storm Community

{GRAPHIC EXPIRED: Currently ~750,000 power outages in the Midwest}

Prepare now! Spread the word, this is a Particularly dangerous situation. Destructive storms are nearing Illinois.

SPC has upgraded Northern Illinois to level 4 and level 3 for central Illinois. Widespread gusts of 60-80MPH are likely in the level 3-4, but scattered 80-100MPH gusts are possible.

100,000+ outages reported west of Illinois already. Some may lose power for days.

Be weather alert have a way to receive and get to shelter. Brief tornadoes along the line are possible too.

T-storm watch for counties in the pink highlight. The watch is a Particularly dangerous situation.

Track in our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/870182493143062/

Follow our instagram for photos of the storms as they move through: https://www.instagram.com/illinois_storm_community/

244 PM EDT Mon Aug 10 2020This hazardous weather outlook is for central Indiana..DAY ONE, This Afternoon and Tonight.Out...
08/10/2020
Indianapolis, IN

244 PM EDT Mon Aug 10 2020

This hazardous weather outlook is for central Indiana.

.DAY ONE, This Afternoon and Tonight.

Outlook: Severe thunderstorms expected this evening.

Hazards: Widespread damaging winds likely, frequent lightning, and heavy rain that may lead to localized flooding.

Timing: Primarily 6 to 11 PM. A second wave of storms may produce primarily heavy rain across southwestern portions of central Indiana after 3 AM.

Discussion: An approaching cold front has produced an extremely strong line of severe thunderstorms to our northwest. This line of storms is expected to move across portions of central Indiana in the 6 to 11 PM time frame, with widespread damaging winds likely.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN, Tuesday through Sunday.

Outlook: Periodic thunderstorms are possible each day. Lightning and heavy rain are possible with any thunderstorm.

Discussion: A front will linger in the area through the week, keeping chances for thunderstorms in the forecast.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will likely be needed this evening.

.STORM MOTION STATEMENT...

Storm motion is expected to be from the west northwest at 50 - 55 MPH.

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More information, along with other weather, hydrological and climate information can be found at http://weather.gov/ind

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