Dickinson County Courthouse, Spirit Lake, Iowa

Ready Dickinson County

From February 1 to March 14, 2023, FEMA conducted a preparedness survey of Americans where participants were asked general disaster preparedness questions. Some people identified as being at greater risk for one of the hazards surveyed were asked additional preparedness questions related to that hazard. Responses were adjusted by key demographic variables to better reflect the composition of the general public. Some results of that survey are below.

of adults who believe they are prepared for a disaster.

of adults who took three or more preparedness actions.

of people who had read, seen, or heard information about how to get better prepared for a disaster.

of people or their family members had experienced the effects of a disaster.

In Dickinson County since 2000

Confirmed tornadoes

Federal Disaster Declarations

Severe Wind & Hail reports

Severe T-storm & Tornado Warnings

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.
DickinsonAlert

DickinsonAlert

NOAA Weather Radio

NOAA Weather Radio

Ice Safety

Ice Safety

Power Outages

Power Outages

Outdoor Warning Sirens

Outdoor Warning Sirens

Wireless Emergency Alerts

Wireless Emergency Alerts

20 Weeks to Preparedness

20 Weeks to Preparedness

Ready Iowa

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.

Tornadoes

Thunderstorms

Winter

Fires

Floods

HazMat

Terrorism

Heat

Derecho