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2019 Coronavirus Situation Update

CORONAVIRUS-19 Current Information Page click here

 

 

 

Gov. Reynolds issues a State of  Public Health Disaster Emergency click here.

BASIC INFORMATION

Illness Prevention: Promote and practice illness prevention strategies. The best way to prevent ANY illness is
to avoid being exposed to a virus. There are simple everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of
respiratory viruses including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol based hand sanitizer.

If you are sick, to keep from spreading your illness to others, you should:

  • Stay home and isolate from others in the house until:
  • You have had no fever for at least 72 hours (That is three full days of fever without the use of medicine that reduces fevers).
  • Other symptoms have improved ( for example, when your cough or shortness of breath have improved) AND
  • At least 7 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
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Preparedness Information

Be Prepared All Year Long

Gov. Kim Reynolds has proclaimed September as Preparedness Month in Iowa.

Iowa’s Preparedness Month is held in conjunction with National Preparedness Month, which was created by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in response to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States to educate the public on how to prepare for emergencies. Iowa’s Preparedness Month is sponsored each year by the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEMD), the Iowa Emergency Management Association (IEMA), the Safeguard Iowa Partnership (SIP), and the National Weather Service (NWS).

“We all have a role to play in the preparedness of ourselves, our families, our communities, and our state,” said HSEMD Director Joyce Flinn. “While we can’t control the weather and its impacts, we can plan ahead so we know how to survive when emergencies and disasters occur.”

Thomas Craighton, president of IEMA and Hardin County Emergency Management Director, said that while local emergency managers help to ensure responders in each county are ready for emergencies and disasters, citizens have a role to play, too. “Disasters begin and end in our neighborhoods and home towns,” said Craighton. “It’s important that citizens take responsibility for their own preparedness.”

During Preparedness Month, HSEMD, IEMA, SIP, and NWS are urging Iowans to take simple steps to ensure they and their families are prepared. Those steps are to make an emergency plan, build an emergency kit, and be aware of hazards in your area. For more on the three simple steps to preparedness, visit www.beready.iowa.gov. More Information can also be found at www.jasperema-hls.org  (select the Readiness Tab) or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/IowaHSEMD and Twitter at https://twitter.com/IowaHSEMD hash tags #NatlPrep and #ReadyIA.

For more information on Preparedness Month sponsors, visit:

 

www.ready.gov/September          www.weather.gov/safety

 

For Ready Wrigley Checklists click on the this link.

Backpack Emergency Card

Click on this link for a pdf to print out.

 

 

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20 Weeks to Preparedness

Develop An Emergency Kit-SAFEGUARD Iowa Partnership

This emergency supplies calendar is intended to help you prepare for emergencies before they happen. Using the calendar, you can assemble an emergency supplies kit in small steps over a five-month period. Check off items you gather each week. Remember to change and replace perishable supplies by the expiration date. Suggested food purchases would provide meals for approximately three to five days.

Click on the link below to print off a copy of the list.

20 WEEKS ONLINE PRINT VERSION

For more information visit Safeguard Iowa on Facebook, Twitter, or at www.safeguardiowa.org.

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Alert Iowa Weather Update-Includes NWS Link to Show Towns Impacted

Inspiron Logistics has updated their weather alerts. When a weather alert is received on someone’s phone in addition to the usual text an URL link will now be embedded in the message. If the URL is clicked on, a web browser message will appear that will show the entire script from the National Weather Service. This will include the towns impacted and potential impacts of the storm. This will provide a lot more detail to residents. Rather than just receiving an alert that says their county is impacted and not knowing what the impacts might be or if their town is going to be hit. 

Now is the time for residents to sign up for emergency alerts if they have not done so previously. Please visit the Jasper County Emergency Management Agency’s website at www.jasperema-hls.org and click on the Alert Iowa button in the top right hand corner of the homepage. You can also type in the link below to register.

 

Sign up for emergency alerts for Jasper County.
Messages can be issued via landline or wireless phone, text messaging, email, FAX, TDD/TTY, and social media.
http://entry.inspironlogistics.com/jasper_ia/wens.cfm

 

 

 

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Jasper County EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM

EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM

testlighteningThe Alert Iowa 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 WENS/Alert Iowa Alerts to be sure they receive timely emergency notifications when alerts are issued. Sign up here
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