Fremont County Emergency Management
 

Mike Crecelius                                                                                                                            There are no active alerts
Emergency Management Director                                                                                                                             

2014 290th Avenue                                                                                                                                                   
Sidney, Iowa 51652                                                                                                                                                   
712-374-3355 or 712-313-0182                                                                                                                                   
FAX: 712-374-2122                                                                                                                                                  

mcrecelius@co.fremont.ia.us


     
      

                                                                                                                                  

Watches, Warnings or Advisories

Local Radar                              National Radar

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY The Taylor Bridge Across the Nishnabotna River on 150th Street is Closed Indefinitely.

Fremont County Road Closures

L575 Highway 2 Bridge Levee Setback Project:
185th Avenue from St Highway 2 to 2515 185th Avenue.
250th Street from 1864 250th Street to 185th Avenue.

 

USGS River Data

Missouri River

Rulo         Brownville         Nebraska City         Plattsmouth         Omaha

Nishnabotna River

Hamburg         Riverton E          Riverton W         Red Oak        Randolph         Atlantic         Hancock

NOAA Hydrologic Prediction Center

Missouri River                                                                                Nishnabotna River

Brownville         Nebraska City         Omaha                                  Hamburg         Randolph         Red Oak


                                                                              Now Available to Fremont County Residents

Fremont County has contracted with Emergency Communications Network to license its CodeRED high-speed notification solution.
The CodeRED system provides County officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire County.

I want to caution you that such systems are only as good as the telephone number database supporting them. If your phone number
is not in the database, you will not be called
. One of the reasons the Code
RED system was selected is it gives individuals and
businesses the ability to add their own phone numbers directly into the system's database, this is an extremely important feature.

No one should automatically assume his or her phone number is included. I urge all individuals and businesses to log onto the link
above to the CodeRED Community Notification Enrollment page. All businesses should register, as well as all individuals who have
unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone number or address within the past year, and those who use a cellular phone
or VoIP phone as their primary number. 

CodeRED allows geographically based delivery, which means street addresses are required to ensure emergency notification calls are
received by the proper individuals in a given situation. The system works for cell phones too, but we need to have an associated street
address to provide relevant messages.  

CodeRED gives those who want to be included an easy and secure method for inputting information. The data collected will only be
used for emergency notification purposes. Questions should be directed to the Fremont County Emergency Management Office,
712-374-3355 or by email at mcrecelius@co.fremont.ia.us
.

Mike Crecelius
Emergency Management Director

Be Ready Iowa

State and local emergency management officials, along with the National Weather Service, stress the continued need and
importance of education and preparedness for severe weather that may affect Iowans. Knowing what to do in advance can
help prevent unnecessary panic and confusion when severe weather does strike. Learn the warning signals used in your
community and put together an emergency supply kit that includes a flashlight, battery operated radio, extra batteries, and
simple first aid items in a waterproof container. See www.BeReadyIowa.org, for more information on how to create a
family emergency plan and supply kit. 

For more information about severe weather preparedness, Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division
at 515-725-3231 or visit www.BeReadyIowa.org.

Lessons Learned: Natural Disasters Toolkit for Schools

   In 2008, weather events destroyed parts of Iowa, including schools and other educational facilities. In order to share the
lessons learned during the tornado and floods, Iowa Association of School Boards toured devastated areas and
interviewed school staff  members and board members. To visit their website and download the Natural Disasters Toolkit
for Schools or view and download a  video follow this link :
IASB Spotlight. Direct Links to the toolkit and video are also at
the bottom of this article.

   Please note: A copy of this toolkit will be sent to each school district, AEA and community college in Iowa, and IASB
urges you to discuss it and share it with colleagues as a resource.

    Please contact 
Mary Gannon, IASB attorney, with policy or governmental questions. Please contact Megan Hawkins,
IASB communications director, with questions about the written toolkit or 
Summer Evans, IASB communications specialist,
with questions about the video. Call 1-800-795-4272 or (515) 288-1991.

Natural Disasters Toolkit for Schools             View IASB School Disaster Video             Download IASB Video 

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster
preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills,
such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the
training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their
neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available
to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more
active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

          Visit http://www.citizencorps.gov/programs/cert.shtm for a complete description of CERT.

           For more information email mcrecelius@co.fremont.ia.us  or call 1-712-374-3355

  Check Iowa Road Conditions Flood Fact Sheet Tornado Safety Tips
 

Iowa Homeland Security

FEMA Flood Information

FEMA

 

USGS Iowa River Gages 

NOAA Storm Center 

NOAA Hydrologic Prediction Center

 

CDC Flood Info 

ISU Disaster Recovery Info

IDPH-Disease Precaution in Flood Areas

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