& Homeland Security
Current News Updates & Alerts
Jasper County Emergency Management
1030 W 2nd St S, Newton, IA 50208 Phone: 641-792-7555
Jasper County EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM
The CodeRed™ system provides city officials with the ability to provide pre-recorded emergency telephone notification/information messages to targeted areas or the entire city. Residents and businesses are encouraged to sign up for CodeRed™ to be sure they receive timely emergency notifications when alerts are issued. Sign up here
An Incident Command System (ICS) Toolbox has been provided by Region 1 Homeland Security for instruction with local Public Safety Personnel.
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Monday The focus on Monday will be flash flooding. Flash flooding is the most deadly thunderstorm threat in the United States. Never drive into a flooded area! Additional information - Flash Flood Pamphlet (PFD)
Tuesday On Tuesday we will discuss warning reception. Over the years, the ways to get hazardous weather warnings have changed. Today, we will focus on how to get a warning. Additional information - Warning Reception Pamphlet (PDF) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA)
Wednesday Today is tornado day. In 2011, over 500 people died in the United States from tornadoes! Do you know where the safest place is in your home or car? Additional information - Tornado Safety Pamphlet (PDF)
Thursday This is severe thunderstorm day. Hundreds of severe thunderstorms hit Iowa each year. Did you know severe thunderstorms can be as dangerous as tornadoes? Additional information - Severe Thunderstorm Pamphlet (PDF)
Friday Family Preparedness. Learn about family safety from natural and man made hazards. Additional information - Family Preparedness Pamphlet (PDF)
The Jasper County Emergency Operations Basic Plan
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Homeland Security plans for and responds to both natural and human-caused disasters. The Division helps to coordinate activities before, during and after emergencies through partnerships with local, state, federal and private agencies. The Division's main objectives are to preserve life and reduce the impact of disasters.
Hazard Mitigation Planning
Building a disaster resistant community is an initiative that challenges Jasper County to undertake actions that protect families, businesses, and public facilities by reducing the effects of natural disasters. Reducing the effects of natural disasters makes economic sense, and it is a good public policy because it protects the citizens and the future of the community.
On September 20, 2011 FEMA approved the Jasper County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan for the entire county. The plan is reviewed and updated every five years. To view, click here
Severe Weather Awareness Week March 24-28, 2014