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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.
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
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.
·Limit intake of alcoholic beverages
·Stay indoors as much as possible.
·Avoid too much sunshine.
·Avoid extreme temperature changes.
·Slow down. Reduce, eliminate, or reschedule strenuous activities.
·Dress in loose-fitting clothes that cover as much skin as possible.
·Protect the face and head by wearing a wide-brimmed hat.
Programming Weather Radios for Jasper County
When programming weather radios you will need the Federal Information Processing System (FIPS) Code for Jasper County. This six digit code is: 019099.
The frequencies the transmitter broadcasts on are:
Des Moines 162.550