BOONE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
EMERGENCY WARNING SYSTEMS
Boone County Emergency Management uses several different notification components to notify citizens of Boone County of emergency or disaster situations. The components consist of the following:
NOAA Weather Radio,
Outdoor Warning Sirens,
Public address system announcements using emergency vehicles
The fastest, most accurate and reliable means of receiving severe weather information is through a NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Weather Radio with a “tone alert” feature and battery backup. Weather radios may be purchased at local electronics stores.
NOAA Weather Radio is operated directly from the National Weather Service office in Indianapolis, Indiana which provides coverage for Boone County. The weather radio “tone alert” is activated when weather watches and warnings are issued. Newer models are capable of warning you only if severe weather is expected to reach Boone County. This feature is called Specific Area Message Encoding (S.A.M.E.). Ask your local electronics retailer for help programming your weather radio before you leave the store.