With this past weekend's weather please remember, Ottumwa’s outdoor sirens are intended to warn people outdoors of confirmed hazardous weather conditions. When a siren is sounded, take shelter immediately and seek more information through the local media, NOAA Weather Radio and/or the National Weather Service. When the sirens stop, it does not mean the threat of hazardous weather has passed. Ottumwa’s Outdoor Warning Sirens are a “take cover” signal and does not sound an “all clear” signal. Activation of Ottumwa’s Outdoor Warning Sirens requires: (1) A Tornado Warning issued for Wapello County, or; (2) Report of wind in excess of 70 miles-per-hour in Wapello County, or; (3) Report of golf ball sized (1.75 inch), or larger, hail in Wapello County. ... See more
Motorists are advised that West Second Street between Kitterman and Wapello Street will be temporarily closed starting Tuesday, June 18, 2019. The closure will allow for a necessary street repair. Motorists will need to seek alternate routes around the work zone. The posted detour route will be from Second Street, onto Wapello Street, to Main Street, to Kitterman Ave, back onto Second Street, and vise-versa. With favorable weather conditions, the closure is anticipated to last 7 to 10 days. ... See more
There are over 200 homes without power after the storm that just went through. To report an outage or check the status on your repairs, visit the utility's site by finding the links on our webpage www.wapelloready.org/electric ... See more
Map of current road closures in Wapello County from the County Engineer
215th Avenue will be closed at the intersection with Bluegrass Road tomorrow (Wednesday June 12, 2019) to replace the road culvert. All residents will need to use HWY 34 for access.
June 11, 2019 - Ottumwa, Iowa –The City of Ottumwa issued a press release May 30th stating the campground would accommodate citizens displaced by flooding at no charge. Since that time, the river has receded, and most of those directly affected by the floods have returned to their homes, or made accommodations. In order to keep the campground open and operating, while accommodating upcoming community events, the City of Ottumwa will begin charging our regular campground fees, beginning Sunday the 16th at 4:00 pm for anyone utilizing the campground. ... See more
Are you a weather nut who is Interested in helping the NWS, media and your local communities? Apply to become a @CoCoRaHS observer by reporting rain, snow & hail. Here is an example of reports during our heavy, late May rain. Help us fill in the gaps! https://www.cocorahs.org/Content.aspx?page=aboutus ... See more
A huge thank you to the Wapello Co. Secondary Road crew for taking time away from their family last night to get this blowout patched temporary.
We thought we would share our current road closure map with everyone as the current predictions from the National Weather Service do not show a significant river level drop within the next several days. * Closures* 28th Street - due to flood Cemetery Road - due to flood S. Walnut Ave - due to flood 210th Ave - due to culvert failure Lake Road - due to construction ... See more
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