The Office of Emergency
Management is located on the First Floor of the Marion County Courthouse.
The Office of Emergency Management is governed by Chapter 29C State Code of Iowa
and enforced by the Marion County Emergency Management Commission consisting of
Chair and Vice Chair positions selected from the commission members which
consist of the Mayors of the corporate cities within Marion County, a Board of
Supervisor member and the Marion County Sheriff.
Marion County EMA is responsible for county emergency planning requirements
developed by the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division under
Chapter 29C and works in cooperation with the emergency response agencies within
Marion County to develop emergency response planning, response and recovery
guidance and serves as the initial contact and liaison for Iowa Homeland
Security issues at the state and federal levels.
Marion Alert Emergency Notification System
Marion County is now part of the Alert Iowa statewide system. The system can be
used by state and local officials to quickly disseminate emergency information
to county citizens. Click on the link below for sign-up information.
Marion Alert information...
FLOODING IN IOWA
The DNR and
Iowa State University have created a series of videos designed to educate local
officials and the general public in regard to flooding. The videos are divided
into five categories: Introduction to the NFIP, Understanding Flooding,
Floodplain Mapping, Floodplain Regulation, and Flood Insurance.
Flooding In Iowa web site
FLOODING and SANDBAGS
We are receiving numerous phone calls about acquiring
sandbags. Marion County does NOT provide sandbags to residents. We maintain a
nominal inventory of sandbags for protection of critical infrastructure only.
Within the Cities of Marion County, the sandbag policy lies individually with
each City jurisdiction. Those residents are encouraged to contact their local
City administration or public works office for information regarding the local
policy. There are privately owned sandbag distribution companies in Iowa that
can be found on the internet.
ATTENTION SNOWMOBILE OWNERS
The Marion County Emergency Management Agency and Sheriff's Department are
looking for snowmobile owners that would be willing to assist emergency
responders by using their snowmobile during severe winter weather conditions. If
you might be interested please click on the link below for a registry form.
Snowmobile Owners Contact Registry Form
WEATHER RADIOS AVAILABLE
Marion County Emergency Management Agency has weather alert radios available to
the public. The Reecom R-1630 Weather Alert Radio normally sells for $59.99
without batteries and programming. The R-1630 is available through the
Marion County EMA, including batteries and programmed, for $45.00.
Contact the EMA office if you have any questions.
Click here to view information on the R-1630 radio.
Weather Events of 2008
Tornado - Click here for photos
County Flooding - Click here for photos