Boone County Emergency Management Agency

Emergency Warning Systems


Outdoor Warning Systems

Throughout Boone County, severe weather sirens are located to warn our citizens of impending severe weather.


NOAA Weather Radio

The fastest, most accurate and reliable means of receiving severe weather info rmation 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.






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