Winneshiek County Emergency Management

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.

2016 Flood Information and Resources


Be Safe: A number of roads and trails remain unsafe for travel. Do NOT under any circumstance go around barricades. If a road or trail has barricades in place, the road or trail is closed.

Iowa Individual Assistance Program

Residents affected by the August 23, 2016 flooding may be eligible to apply for the Iowa Individual Assistance Program to cover losses experienced due to the flooding. To qualify, households must be located within the disaster declaration area, and must meet income guidelines. Northeast Iowa Community Action Corporation (NEICAC) administers the program in Winneshiek County.

NEICAC in Winneshiek County is located at 305 Montgomery Street in Decorah.  Office hours vary so please call (563)382-8436 Ext. 150 to verify hours.

Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Assistance

SBA is offering disaster assistance to Iowa businesses and residents affected by the severe weather and flash flooding that occurred August 23-24, 2016. 

Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Iowa businesses and residents affected by the severe weather and flash flooding that occurred August 23-24, 2016, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet announced today. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster in response to a request SBA received from Gov. Terry E. Branstad on Sept. 1, 2016.  More information is available from the SBA.

The centers will be open on the days and times indicated below. No appointment is necessary.

Disaster Loan Outreach Center
Christian Life Center
2513 River Road
Decorah, IA  52101
Opens 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8
Wednesdays through Fridays, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Closes 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29

Disaster Loan Outreach Center
Spillville Public Library
201 Oak St.
Spillville, IA  52168
Opens 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12
Mondays and Tuesdays, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Closes 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept 27


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