Several of you have asked for me to give more details about how Johnson County is prepared for emergencies and disasters. After the tornado watch and severe thunderstorm warnings that impacted Johnson County on Friday, I thought I would share more about our emergency notification system.
Specifically, Johnson County Emergency Management & Homeland Security has the primary responsibility of monitoring the weather to determine when to blow the outdoor warning siren system (for more information as to when, click here). The Johnson County Emergency Communication Center and the Johnson County Sheriff's Department provide a secondary and tertiary support for this function in case the sirens can not be sounded by Emergency Management for whatever reason.
So in summary, this emergency preparedness function has triple redundancy to ensure the County is as prepared as it came be to serve and protect out citizens.