COVID-19 VIRUS AND COUNTY SERVICES INFORMATION
As of March 13, 2020, the Marion County Emergency
Mangagement has activated the United Way 211 hotline protocol in regard to the
Questions and Information can
be accessed in the following manners:
Text Zipcode to 898211
COVID-19 Virus - Iowa Department of Public Health
Press Release from the IDPH
Additional Information from the IDPH
Marion Alert Emergency Notification System
Marion County is now part of the Alert Iowa statewide system. The system can be
used by state and local officials to quickly disseminate emergency information
to county citizens. Click on the link below for sign-up information.
Marion Alert information...
FLOODING IN IOWA
The DNR and
Iowa State University have created a series of videos designed to educate local
officials and the general public in regard to flooding. The videos are divided
into five categories: Introduction to the NFIP, Understanding Flooding,
Floodplain Mapping, Floodplain Regulation, and Flood Insurance.
Flooding In Iowa web site
FLOODING and SANDBAGS
We are receiving numerous phone calls about acquiring
sandbags. Marion County does NOT provide sandbags to residents. We maintain a
nominal inventory of sandbags for protection of critical infrastructure only.
Within the Cities of Marion County, the sandbag policy lies individually with
each City jurisdiction. Those residents are encouraged to contact their local
City administration or public works office for information regarding the local
policy. There are privately owned sandbag distribution companies in Iowa that
can be found on the internet.
ATTENTION SNOWMOBILE OWNERS
The Marion County Emergency Management Agency and Sheriff's Department are
looking for snowmobile owners that would be willing to assist emergency
responders by using their snowmobile during severe winter weather conditions. If
you might be interested please click on the link below for a registry form.
Snowmobile Owners Contact Registry Form
WEATHER RADIOS AVAILABLE
Marion County Emergency Management Agency has weather alert radios available to
the public. The Reecom R-1630 Weather Alert Radio normally sells for $59.99
without batteries and programming. The R-1630 is available through the
Marion County EMA, including batteries and programmed, for $45.00.
Contact the EMA office if you have any questions.
Click here to view information on the R-1630 radio.
Weather Events of 2008
Tornado - Click here for photos
County Flooding - Click here for photos