Winneshiek County Emergency Management

Emergency Management integrates with other agencies, local, state, and federal, to handle emergencies. This consists of seven separate functions: preparedness, response, mitigation, recovery, detection, protection, and prevention.


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Winneshiek County Emergency Management

13 hours 58 minutes ago

Looking like these potential storms could be heading our direction. Let's hope they all miss us.

Remain weather aware and be safe outside.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH is in effect until 10 PM for parts of eastern Iowa. Large hail, high winds and locally heavy rain possible with any severe storm.

Winneshiek County Emergency Management

16 hours 23 minutes ago

It's official!! Winneshiek County is now "StormReady."

La Crosse National Weather Service Office Warning Coordination Meteorologist Todd Shea has officially recognized Winneshiek County as being a "StormReady" county.

The StormReady program encourages communities to take a new, proactive approach to improve preparedness. The nationwide community preparedness program uses a grassroots approach to help communities develop plans to handle local severe weather and flooding threats. The program provides communities with clear-cut advice from a partnership with the local Weather Service Office, state and local emergency managers, and the media.

StormReady was started in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as a local effort to educate residents about storm safety. In Northeast Iowa, Fayette County is also recognized as StormReady.

"Every year, around 500 Americans lose their lives to severe weather and floods," Shea said. "More than 10,000 thunderstorms, 2,500 floods, and 1,000 tornadoes impact the United States annually. Potentially deadly weather can impact every person in the country. That's why the National Weather Service developed the StormReady program."

More information on the StormReady program is located on the web at

Starting left to right:
Dan Marx, Sheriff and Winneshiek County Emergency Management Commission member, Floyd Ashbacher, Winneshiek County Board of Supervisor, John Beard, Winneshiek County Board of Supervisor, John Logsdon, Winneshiek County Board of Supervisor, Sean Snyder, Winneshiek County Emergency Management Coordinator, Dean Thompson, Winneshiek County Board of Supervisor, Mark Kuhn, Winneshiek County Board of Supervisor and Winneshiek County Emergency Management Commission member, Lorraine Borowski, Decorah Mayor and Emergency Management Commission member, and Todd Shea, National Weather Service Warning Coordination Meteorologist.

Winneshiek County Emergency Management

19 hours 29 minutes ago

Winneshiek County Emergency Management shared Winneshiek County Sheriff's Office's post.

Look at this cutie that came to visit us this morning!

Happy Father's Day!!

One more hot day today with afternoon heat indices of 95 to 105. Thunderstorms will develop late this afternoon and tonight. Some storms could be severe with heavy rainfall, large hail, and damaging winds, mainly near and north of Interstate 90.