Emergency Operations Center, 330 W. Second St., Ottumwa, IA

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6 days ago
US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa

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 ... See more

6 days ago
STEM BEST Program Sparks Success in Iowa Schools | Iowa STEM Home | Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council

Spark Tank featured on Iowa STEM. If you get the chance to work with them, we highly recommend it!


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 ... See more

6 days ago
Ottumwa Fire Department Local 395

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 ... See more

6 days ago
Photos from Wapello County Emergency Management Agency's post

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 ... See more

6 days ago
Wapello County Board of Supervisors Approves Hazard Mitigation Survey - KYOU

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 ... See more

1 week ago
Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management

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.

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1 week ago
Iowa Department of Transportation

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!

1 week ago

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.

1 week ago
Cardinal Community School District

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!

1 week ago
Iowa Flood Center

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 ... 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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