If severe weather exists, the Noble County Board of Commissioners will determine if a Weather Emergency or Local Disaster should be declared for the unincorporated areas of Noble County.
This determination is made when inclement weather exists and it is in the best interest of the citizens of Noble County, and to the traveling public, to protect against injury to persons, or damage to property.
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security has implemented new standards for travel alerts.
Details of Indiana Department of Homeland Security’s Newly Implemented Travel Status Alert / Information Levels
NOTE: REALTIME UPDATES
RED – WARNING: Travel may be restricted to emergency personnel only. Citizens are directed to refrain from all travel, comply with necessary emergency measures, cooperate with public officials and disaster services forces in executing emergency operation plans, and comply with the directions of properly identified officers. Further and more specific restrictions may be included in the disaster declaration.
ORANGE – WATCH: Conditions are threatening to the safety of the public. Only essential travel is recommended (i.e., to and from work, emergency situations, etc.). Emergency action plans have been or should now be implemented by businesses, schools, government agencies and other organizations.
YELLOW – ADVISORY: (Yellow) Routine travel or activities may be restriced in areas because of a hazardous situation. Citizens should use caution or avoid these areas. Schools and businesses may begin to implement their emergency action plans.
WHITE – CAUTION: (White) A condition may develop that limits or hinders travel in isolated areas. No travel restrictions have been placed in effect by county officials, but citizens should be alert to changing conditions.