Dickinson County Courthouse, Spirit Lake, Iowa

Ready Dickinson County

In 2017, the Census Bureau surveyed households and asked U.S. residents how prepared they are for disasters. Among the results, the survey found that 58.6% had an emergency water supply. Fewer, 52.9%, had prepared an emergency evacuation kit. Only 26.4% had a communication plan. On the positive side, 75.6% had sufficient evacuation funds and 81.3% had nonperishable emergency food on hand.

Are you Ready, Dickinson County, for the next emergency or disaster?

In Dickinson County since 2000

Confirmed tornadoes

Federal Disaster Declarations

Severe Thunderstorm Wind & Hail reports

Severe Thunderstorm & Tornado Warnings

Are You Ready, Dickinson County?

These five pages provide preparedness information specific to Dickinson County. Learn about our outdoor warning siren system, our mass notification system, NOAA weather radio, wireless emergency alerts, and how to build a preparedness kit for your home on a budget and in just 20 weeks.
DickinsonAlert

DickinsonAlert

NOAA Weather Radio

NOAA Weather Radio

Outdoor Warning Sirens

Outdoor Warning Sirens

Wireless Emergency Alerts

Wireless Emergency Alerts

20 Weeks to Preparedness

20 Weeks to Preparedness

Ready Iowa

For information on how to prepare for specific hazards, please visit the Ready Iowa website at ready.iowa.gov. Our partners at the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management office in Des Moines have put together a great website full of preparedness tips to keep you and your family safe.

Tornadoes

Thunderstorms

Winter

Fires

Floods

HazMat

Terrorism

Heat

Derecho