Severe Weather / Alert Iowa

Severe Weather Warning Sirens

The City of Council Bluffs has an outdoor warning siren network consisting of 20 weather warning sirens strategically placed throughout the city. The warning sirens are used to alert residents and visitors to severe weather events including tornadoes, high winds in excess of 60 miles an hour, floods or other severe and damaging weather events.

The warning sirens are intended as a severe weather warning system for people who are outdoors. However, not everyone will live close enough to hear the warning siren and thus we encourage all residents, businesses and industry to have a severe weather plan, including a weather radio. 
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We live in a region where the weather can change instantly and we encourage everyone to be aware of the severe weather potential, to have a plan for all weather emergencies and to sign up for the Code Red Weather Warning service, a free service to all County residents.

When severe weather threatens, monitor local television and radio stations for updates and warnings.

Click to see a map showing the warning siren locations.

Alert Iowa Emergency Messaging System

AlertIowa_logo_300.pngAlert Iowa is a statewide mass notification and emergency messaging system. The system can be used by state and local authorities to quickly disseminate emergency information to residents in counties which utilize the system. The system is available, free of charge, to all counties.

Alert Iowa will allow citizens to sign up for the types of alerts they would like to receive. The best way to receive messages is via text message. Messages may contain photo, video and audio attachments to help subscribers better understand the situation at hand, or where to find additional information.

To sign up for Alert Iowa notifications, click here.