In 2017, the Census Bureau surveyed households and asked U.S. residents how prepared they are for disasters. Among the results, the survey found that 58.6% had an emergency water supply. Fewer, 52.9%, had prepared an emergency evacuation kit. Only 26.4% had a communication plan. On the positive side, 75.6% had sufficient evacuation funds and 81.3% had nonperishable emergency food on hand.
Are you Ready, Dickinson County, for the next emergency or disaster?
In Dickinson County since 2000
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Are You Ready, Dickinson County?
These pages provide preparedness information specific to Dickinson County, Iowa. Learn about our outdoor warning siren system, our mass notification system, NOAA weather radio, wireless emergency alerts, staying safe on the ice, what to do during a power outage, and how to build a preparedness kit for your home on a budget and in just 20 weeks.
For information on how to prepare for specific hazards, please visit the Ready Iowa website at ready.iowa.gov. Our partners at the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management office in Des Moines have put together a great website full of preparedness tips to keep you and your family safe.