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"Take the First Step" to Emergency Preparedness

"Take the First Step" to Emergency Preparedness

Step 1: Create a Kit

  • Family Supply List
  • Kids Survival Kit
  • Final Check

Step 2: Make a Plan

  • Family Communication Plan
  • Get-Away Plan

Step 3: Increase your Disaster IQ

  • Pet Plan
  • School/Work Emergency Plan
  • Fire
  • Flood
  • Tornado

Step 4: Test what you know

  • Quiz
  • Certificate upon completion

News & Notices

The State of Iowa is seeking and collecting information from impacted residents following the Mississippi Flooding that took place in April and May 2019. Click heading to learn more.
Posted: July 19, 2019
Volunteer resources have been updated.
Posted: May 8, 2019
People commonly ask about the risk of tetanus during floods. Flooding is NOT shown to increase the risk for tetanus disease. However, people are at risk for tetanus infection IF they are injured and have wounds that are contaminated by the environment. Any time you receive a wound, ask your...
Posted: May 6, 2019