Preparedness starts with you. Each of us must take steps to know when our natural hazards threaten our families, schools, businesses, and institutions. We also must know what to do when these hazards impact our communities. The more informed and prepared we are; the more resilient and safe our communities are.
This page will provide you helpful information on the primary natural hazards we face on an annual basis. By being educated on how to recognize threats, how to get and stay informed, and what to do when severe weather impacts are imminent, you help create communities that rapidly recover with minimal life safety and economic impacts. Below you will find information on:
Severe thunderstorm awareness, characteristics, preparedness actions, and the emergency management community lifelines.
Know the difference between watches, warnings, and how to easily receive real- time alerts.
Know what to do when tornadoes threaten and how to receive life-saving weather and emergency alerts.
Are You Ready? Learn how to prepare yourself and your family with helpful tips, resources, and free alerting.
Flooding is the most frequent natural hazard in Pottawattamie County and the natural hazard that caused the most U.S. fatalities annually.
Pottawattamie County Emergency Management Agency
Proudly serving Pottawattamie County and the communities of Avoca, Carson, Carter Lake, Council Bluffs, Crescent, Hancock, McClelland, Macedonia, Minden, Neola, Oakland, Treynor, Underwood, and Walnut.
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