Winter Weather Awareness Day in Iowa will be Thursday, November 9. Each year, emergency management agencies in Iowa team up with their local National Weather Service office to remind citizens of the importance of being prepared for the upcoming winter season. Preparedness is key to staying safe during an Iowa winter which can bring heavy snow, high winds and dangerous wind chills. Travel can become dangerous and even impossible at times during severe winter storms while ice storms can cause widespread power outages lasting for days.
What does this mean? On October 2, 2017, the National Weather Service will implement changes to our winter weather messaging. The primary goal of these changes is to better serve you, the customer. Please see the short video below for additional details.
Iowa HSEMD reminds the public to stay vigilant, report suspicious behavior
After the most recent terrorist attacks in New York City and Las Vegas, the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEMD) would like to remind everyone of the need to be on alert in public spaces, so that any possible future incidents may be thwarted.
Anyone who wishes to report suspicious behavior they have witnessed should call 9-1-1 or their local law enforcement agency. The Iowa State Sheriffs and Deputies Association has a link with their member directory on their website. Or, you can contact your city police department.
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