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Cedar County is now StormReady!

StormReady is a nationwide program that helps communities better protect their citizens during severe weather.  This program encourages communities to take a proactive approach to improving local hazardous weather operations.  In the late summer of 2015, all of the fire chiefs of Cedar County as well as representative of the National Weather Service Quad Cities and Cedar County Emergency Management met to discuss improving public safety and public notification in the event of severe weather.  This meeting sparked the creation of StormReady as well as a County wide storm siren policy which was adopted by every incorporated community within Cedar County. In order to become a StormReady community and County, each community had to: Establish a 24 hour warning point and emergency operations center Have more than one way to receive severe weather warnings and forecasts and to alert the public Create a system that monitors weather conditions locally Promote the importance of public readiness through community seminars Develop a formal hazardous weather plan, which includes training severe weather spotters and holding emergency exercise. In the fall of 2015 all of the incorporated communities adopted via resolution the Cedar County Outdoor Warning System Activation Protocol.  A copy of the general resolution as well as the protocol can be viewed below: Cedar County Outdoor Warning System Activation Protocol Outdoor Warning System Activation Protocol Resolution Outdoor Warning System Testing Schedule StormReady Communities in Iowa In addition to the creation of a County wide Storm Siren Protocol, the Cedar County Emergency Management Agency is willing to assist any business, family or agency in need of creating an emergency plan.  Should a family, business or agency, from Cedar County Iowa, present a completed plan to their local emergency management official, they are able to request a free NOAA weather radio (one per household or business). Additional information for programming NOAA weather radios for emergency alerts can be found below as well as information allowing you to sign up for emergency alerts in Cedar County. Sign up for Emergency Alerts NOAA Weather Radio Programming If you have any questions about this program please contact us or email us at ema@cedarcounty.org.  
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Cedar County is now

StormReady!

StormReady is a nationwide program that helps communities better protect their citizens during severe weather.  This program encourages communities to take a proactive approach to improving local hazardous weather operations.  In the late summer of 2015, all of the fire chiefs of Cedar County as well as representative of the National Weather Service Quad Cities and Cedar County Emergency Management met to discuss improving public safety and public notification in the event of severe weather.  This meeting sparked the creation of StormReady as well as a County wide storm siren policy which was adopted by every incorporated community within Cedar County. In order to become a StormReady community and County, each community had to: Establish a 24 hour warning point and emergency operations center Have more than one way to receive severe weather warnings and forecasts and to alert the public Create a system that monitors weather conditions locally Promote the importance of public readiness through community seminars Develop a formal hazardous weather plan, which includes training severe weather spotters and holding emergency exercise. In the fall of 2015 all of the incorporated communities adopted via resolution the Cedar County Outdoor Warning System Activation Protocol.  A copy of the general resolution as well as the protocol can be viewed below: Cedar County Outdoor Warning System Activation Protocol Outdoor Warning System Activation Protocol Resolution Outdoor Warning System Testing Schedule StormReady Communities in Iowa In addition to the creation of a County wide Storm Siren Protocol, the Cedar County Emergency Management Agency is willing to assist any business, family or agency in need of creating an emergency plan.  Should a family, business or agency, from Cedar County Iowa, present a completed plan to their local emergency management official, they are able to request a free NOAA weather radio (one per household or business). Additional information for programming NOAA weather radios for emergency alerts can be found below as well as information allowing you to sign up for emergency alerts in Cedar County. Sign up for Emergency Alerts NOAA Weather Radio Programming If you have any questions about this program please contact us or email us at ema@cedarcounty.org.