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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Let's hope the snow misses us.

Today's weather is very quiet but still on the chilly side. However, we're already eyeing our next round of light snow, currently slated to arrive later Thursday into Thursday night. Most spots pick up 1-3" of snow, but a little freezing drizzle could mix in across the south too.

Minor flooding reports are coming in from all over the county. PLEASE do not drive through standing water. Turn around, don't drown.

City and county crews have been hard at work for several hours now. We are trying our best to accommodate.

Thank you for your patience.

PLEASE be cautious while driving in Winneshiek County today and tomorrow. BE SAFE.

***POST EXPIRED***Freezing rain is increasing across parts of southeast Minnesota, and will move into western Wisconsin by the afternoon. Roads are becoming icy, and accidents have been reported! If possible, delay or avoid travel in areas north of the freezing line (see map).

Stay safe and remain weather aware.

Good morning everyone. Today is much colder but at least the sun will be out. Watch for a little light snow Saturday with any accumulation 1" or less. A bigger system is expected on Monday, which will have the potential to produce a messy mix of snow and freezing rain. Based on current forecasts, icing of up to 2/10 of an inch is possible but this could change based on changes to the storm track. Stay with us for updated forecasts through the weekend.