Strong winds are likely across much of Iowa today, with a Wind Advisory in effect for much of the state through early evening. Sustained winds from the west at 25 to 30 mph, with frequent gusts to 45 mph are expected. An isolated gust to 50 mph will also be possible. High-profile vehicles, especially those traveling along north-south routes, such as Interstate 35, may have increased travel difficulties. Please use extra caution if traveling! For more forecast information: weather.gov/desmoines ... See more
Spark Tank featured on Iowa STEM. If you get the chance to work with them, we highly recommend it! https://iowastem.gov/stem-best-program-sparks-success-iowa-schools
As part of the STEM BEST® Program, Ottumwa High School launched SparkTank in August 2018. This project-based experience connects students with local businesses and organizations, allowing students to solve real problems in authentic learning environments, while becoming immersed in a professional c... ... See more
Heating, holiday decorations, winter storms and candles all contribute to an increased risk of fire during the winter months. NFPA and the U.S. Fire Administration are teaming up to help reduce your risk to winter fires and other hazards, including carbon monoxide and electrical fires. ... See more
Shout out to this wonderful nursing team for spending the afternoon receiving Stop the Bleed training and discussing training ideas to build the core capabilities of district staff. Ottumwa Schools are great partners in preparedness. ... See more
Our new process for Hazard Mitigation is going well!! If you have specific concerns or questions, be sure to discuss them with your elected officials.
(Ottumwa, IA) – The Wapello County Board of Supervisors has approved a hazard mitigation planning survey. The survey will allow for the county to be prepared when severe weather strikes. The survey will ask the supervisors about infrastructure, the community’s vulnerability to weather events, an... ... See more
This is your National Cybersecurity Awareness Month tip of the day: If you connect, you must protect. Outsmart cyber threats by keeping your device operating systems and software up-to-date. More Info: niccs.us-cert.gov/national-cybersecurity-awareness-month-2019 ... See more
Even though you may have been wearing flip-flops at the beginning of the week, it's not too early to start thinking about your winter survival kit. Winter is coming!
200th Ave. West of Chillicothe between 132nd St. and 125th St. will close on Monday, October 14th and remain closed until sometime in April 2020 for a bridge replacement over Avery Creek.
Our local fire departments visited today to speak about fire safety. Thank you Eldon, Agency and Batavia fire department for your service and your visit!
Visited the Iowa Flood Center today to discuss some possible collaborative projects that will give better data to our local officials and public. They have some awesome tools that we currently use on our webpage: www.wapelloready.org and we plan on adding more! ... See more
Great having emergency managers from Wapello and Van Buren counties visit us today! We admire the work you do to keep communities in your counties safe and informed.
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