Spring and summer weather brings with it potential severe storms, flooding and tornados. The effect of this year’s snowfall and extremely cold temperatures has the potential to cause ice jams and related flooding issues along the Cedar River and its tributaries. Residents are encouraged to be prepared and have all contingency plans in place.
Now is the time to review family emergency preparedness plans, including a list of items needed in the event that evacuation becomes necessary. A brochure that provides guidance on flood levels and evacuation notices is available using the link on the left side of this page.
Citizens are encouraged to sign up for Black Hawk County ALERT
, a system that allows the City to telephone all or targeted areas of the city in case of an emergency situation that requires immediate action. It is a rapid dial system that delivers a specific recorded message to a live person, voice mail or an answering machine. Citizens may sign up for Black Hawk County ALERT
by clicking on the button link on the left side of this page.
Also found on this page are links to information concerning the Cedar River.
For more information, please visit the Federal Emergency Management Agency website or FEMA at www.floodsmart.gov