Jasper County
Emergency Management
& Homeland Security
The next meeting of the Jasper County Emergency Response Coalition will be on Wednesday,  September 17th, 2014 at 9AM in the EOC.
Current News Updates & Alerts
Jasper County Emergency Management   
1030 W 2nd St S, Newton, IA  50208          Phone:  641-792-7555
AFTER THE FLOOD...
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.
To View, click here
                Hazard Mitigation Planning
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
Heat Awareness
ALERT TYPES   Moments after a severe thunderstorm, flash flood or tornado warning has been issued by the National Weather Service, telephone messages will be sent to affected citizens.

OPT-IN TO GET THE CALL   To receive alerts for any combination of severe weather warnings click on the logo above.
During hot weather:
·Eat well-balanced, light meals.
·Drink plenty of water regularly. Certain persons should consult a doctor before increasing liquid intake, including those who have epilepsy or heart, kidney, or liver disease, those who are on fluid-restrictive diets, or those who have a problem with fluid retention.
·Limit intake of alcoholic beverages. Although beer and alcoholic beverages appear to satisfy thirst, they actually cause further body dehydration.
·Stay indoors as much as possible. If air conditioning is not available, stay on the lowest floor out of the sunshine.
·Avoid too much sunshine. Sunburn slows the skin's ability to cool itself. Use a sunscreen lotion with a high SPF (sun protection factor) rating.
·Avoid extreme temperature changes. A cool shower immediately after coming in from hot temperatures can result in hypothermia, particularly for elderly and very young people.
·Slow down. Reduce, eliminate, or reschedule strenuous activities. High-risk individuals should stay in cool places. Get plenty of rest to allow your natural "cooling system" to work.
·Dress in loose-fitting clothes that cover as much skin as possible. Choose lightweight, light-colored clothing that reflects heat and sunlight and helps maintain normal body temperature.
·Protect the face and head by wearing a wide-brimmed hat.