It's all about the teamwork! Blessed to be able to be a part of a bigger public safety team. The technology worked but was only effective because of the networking and the boots on the ground that brought it all together. We have been able to work with Sheriff Johnson, ADLM EMA and other agencies on other deployments this past summer as well as deployments with the Sheriff's Office in Wapello County. Those missions proved to be valuable experiences that proved effective in this successful mission. ... See more
PRESS RELEASE: Sunday November 24th, 2019 at approximately 9:47 pm, the Monroe County 911 center received a call that Kenneth Vance (81) of rural Melrose was out hunting in the Tyrone Public Hunting area and had not made contact with his wife since around 6 pm when he called and advised her that he had shot a deer and would be home in about an hour. At approximately 4:08 am, Vance was located with the use of a Drone which was brought to the scene by the Wapello County Emergency Management. Vance was transported to the Monroe County Hospital for observation. Agencies assisting the Monroe County Sheriff's Office in the search were the Iowa DNR enforcement officers, Albia Fire Dept, Melrose Fier Dept, Moravia Fire Dept, Monroe County Ambulance Service, ADLM Emergency Management, Wapello County Emergency Management, Iowa Department of Transportation and the Iowa State Patrol. Daniel J Johnson Monroe County Sheriff ... See more
Details for any particular location are unclear as of yet with a wide range of possibilities still in play, but it appears that travel leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday could be affected by a large storm system early next week. There are some things you can do now however. 1️⃣ Keep an eye on the forecast over the next several days and into next week. It could very well change as the system nears and confidence in a particular solution increases. 2️⃣ Verify your source. Are you familiar with them? Your local NWS office and TV meteorologists are a good start. If you're not familiar with the source, think twice before you share/retweet. 3️⃣ Be wary of exaggerated and outdated graphics. Double check the time & date. As mentioned above, the forecast could very well change over time, especially when its days before the event. ... See more
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You may not think about it, but firefighters can play a critical role at a traffic crash scene. Please #moveover when you see them on the side of the road. We all want to get home safely tonight. #NationalTrafficIncidentResponseWeek ... See more
Train service still trying to get through during the 1947 flood! Who wants to be the first to step off the dry platform to make the dash to the train car? Share memories & photos with us & use the hashtag #WapelloCountyHistory ... See more
Whatever the uniform or vehicle,all first responders work together to quickly clear a crash scene so the roads are safer for all of us. Respect the scene and move over or at least slow down when you see flashing lights. #NationalTrafficIncidentResponseAwarenessWeek ... See more
The Salvation Army announced today that it will be opening a warming center during the cold days ahead. The building at 505 W Main Street will be available to those needing a warm, safe place between the hours of 9AM – 4PM, Monday – Friday. “As temperatures drop, having a place to get out of the cold can make a difference to those who lack the resources to stay warm. We have a safe, warm place to help alleviate problems that can come from exposure to the cold,” stated Envoy Joel Arthur. Cold weather can be dangerous for the elderly, the very young and those with specific medical conditions. The Salvation Army reminds people to plan ahead when extremely cold weather is in the forecast, especially if they don’t have access to a warm, safe place for respite. ... See more
The sun yesterday afternoon helped melt a lot of the snow on the roads, but the cold overnight temps have caused refreeze in some areas. Salt doesn't work well in these temperatures, so be prepared for slick spots, allow extra time, buckle up and take it slow today. ... See more
SNOW STORM UPDATE: Snow continues to develop and spread over central and southern Iowa this evening. The highest snowfall amounts are looking to along the Highway 30 to Highway 34 corridors where a band of 2 to 3 inches is possible by Monday morning with the highest snow totals likely in eastern Iowa. Regardless of the snow amounts, road conditions are anticipated to be difficult, especially during the Monday morning commute. Expect snow covered and very slick roads along with reduced visibility due gusty winds as high as 30 mph. The snow is forecast to taper off from central to eastern Iowa between 5 AM and 9 AM Monday morning. Blustery northwest winds look to continue throughout the day Monday and cause blowing snow and cold wind chills. [Posted 11/10/2019 at 8:45 PM] ... See more
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON CST MONDAY... * WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches. Winds gusting as high as 30 mph. * WHERE...South of Interstate 80. * WHEN...From 9 PM this evening to noon CST Monday. * IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Hazardous conditions of blowing snow and lower visibility are possible during the Monday morning commute. Cold temperatures and wind chills in the single digits are expected during the day. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...There remains some uncertainty with snowfall amounts and locations of greatest snowfall. Please monitor later forecasts for updates. ... See more
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