Emergency Operations Center 2417 Emma St. Ottumwa, IA 52501

Providing services that help protect our families, businesses and communities.

Wapello County Emergency Management Agency

Serving the communities of Agency, Blakesburg, Chillicothe,
Eddyville, Eldon, Kirkville, Ottumwa and Wapello County. 

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Wapello Ready Alerts
 Your LOCAL address-specific alerting system.

https://bit.ly/WapelloAlert or download the Smart911 App. To ensure you receive the latest weather and community-based emergency alerts we encourage you to re-register through our new system. With this switch, residents will have access to new features and functions that will enhance how you receive alerts! • A County opt-in page is available to you (see above to sign up!). The opt-in page will now also allow you to register multiple addresses (in and outside of your county) and numbers, and create a user account. • The Smart911 App allows you to receive push notifications across the State, including National Weather Service Warnings. You can log into the app with a user profile same as the online opt-in page, or use the app without an account. • You can also text WapelloReady to 672-83 to receive countywide tornado, flood, and severe thunderstorm warnings, plus other emergencies affecting where you live or work. You can register your home, business, a relative’s home, or any address you need to check on.


What does the Wapello County Emergency Management do?