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The overall mission of the Boone County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is to ensure the safety of the people and property of Boone County. We strive to accomplish this goal through the following actions:

Be Prepared

Taking simple steps to prepare can potentially save you and your family.  It is important to:


    1. Identify which emergencies are most likely to happen where you live – Boone County is vulnerable to a variety of emergencies.  Heavy rain, flooding,
      thunderstorms, straight line winds, tornadoes and winter storms are all examples of severe weather conditions that may occur.
    2. Make a Plan – Plan for emergencies at home, school, and work.  Make sure everyone knows the plan
    3. Build a Kit – Make sure you have an emergency kit with enough supplies for three days
    4. Stay Informed – Have multiple ways to get information before, during and after emergencies.

Services & Resources

Travel Advisory Map

The travel status information for Boone County is provided by the emergency management agency.  The county information is sent to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security to be changed on the State Travel Advisory Map.  The map will display the travel status by changing the color of the county.  Color and definitions can be found on this chart. 


The highest level of local travel advisory, means that travel may be restricted to emergency management workers only. During a “warning” local travel advisory, individuals are directed to:

A. Refrain from all travel

B. Comply with necessary emergency measures

C. Cooperate with public officials and disaster services forces in executing emergency operations plans

D. Obey and comply with the lawful directions of properly identified officers


Means that conditions are threatening to the safety of the public. During a “watch” local travel advisory, only essential travel, such as to and from work or in emergency situations, is recommended, and emergency action plans should be implemented by businesses, schools, government agencies, and other organizations.


The lowest level of local travel advisory, means that routine travel or activities may be restricted in areas because of a hazardous situation, and individuals should use caution or avoid those areas.

Updates to the county travel status can be found online at: 

About Us

  1. By identifying which hazards have the potential of affecting Boone County.
  2. By identifying how people, property, and structures within this area could possibly be damaged/injured in the event of a disaster.
  3. By preparing the community through mitigation, by communicating appropriate information, and coordination of various community departments, agencies, and volunteer groups. We also attempt to respond to disasters appropriately and efficiently, and coordinate disaster recovery assistance.
Our Office Hours

Mon-Fri  8am-4pm


Boone County Sheriff's Office 

1905 Indianapolis Ave

Lebanon, IN 46052


Mike Martin



Phone: 765-483-4428

Fax: 765-483-5239

[email protected]

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