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Allen County still dealing with flooded fields and yards

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What looks like ponds, are really low lying yards and parking lots, looking more like lakes, such as the Schwan lot on State Route 65. What looks like ponds, are really low lying yards and parking lots, looking more like lakes, such as the Schwan lot on State Route 65.
By heading to www.allen-ema.com and clicking on "Alert Allen County" you can sign up to have weather alerts sent directly to your phone or computer. By heading to www.allen-ema.com and clicking on "Alert Allen County" you can sign up to have weather alerts sent directly to your phone or computer.

The remnants of Monday's torrential rains can still be seen in parts of our region.

In Allen County, farm fields remain flooded. It's hard to see in many fields, as the crops are hiding the standing water in the rows. What looks like ponds, are really low-lying yards and parking lots are looking more like lakes, such as the Schwan lot on State Route 65. It was water traps, instead of sand traps at a local golf course. The deluge brought anywhere from a reported 3 to 6 inches of rain, along with plenty of lightning, thunder, and warnings setting the Emergency Management Agency into action.

"Once the tornado watch is issued or a warning is issued we come to our office and we stage here at our office. When the warning is issued then we'll go ahead and activate the sirens in Allen County. With a tornado warning we activate all fifty sirens in Allen County. The reason that we do that is we can't tell exactly the track of where that tornado is going to go," explained Allen County EMA Director, Tom Berger.

Berger wants to stress the importance of a new system available for all residents to use to get weather warnings. By heading to www.allen-ema.com and clicking on "Alert Allen County" you can sign up to have weather alerts sent directly to your phone or computer.

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