Overall Mission: To save lives and protect property by developing programs and emergency operation capabilities that mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from any emergency or disaster situation - whether it be caused by natural or manmade occurrences.
The County Emergency Management Agency is responsible for developing and maintaining an ongoing program of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.
The Agency serves the chief executives by working with the departments of local government and private sector organizations in the development of plans and capabilities responsive to those hazards which seriously threaten the jurisdiction.
The County Emergency Management Director serves as: a key leader in planning, coordinator of operations, chief of staff to the jurisdiction's executives during emergency response, community liaison to build the emergency program, and supporter of mitigation efforts.
PlymouthAlert is an Emergency Notification System that serves Plymouth County, Iowa. PlymouthAlert will allow citizens to sign up for the types of alerts they would like to receive. Messages can be issued via landline or cell phone, text messaging and e-mail. Messages may contain photo, video and audio attachments to help subscribers better understand the situation at hand, or where to find additional information.
Types of alerts you can sign up for include:
- Emergency Alerts from Public Safety Agencies in Plymouth County (included automatically when you register)
- Optional Alerts
- Weather Alerts (Watches & Warnings)
- Community Alerts from all cities in Plymouth County
- Special needs information
IMPORTANT: Save the following items in your contact list as "PlymouthAlert" so you will know when we're calling, texting, or e-mailing you: email@example.com new email for e-mail messages
Plymouth County Emergency Management
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org new email
Emergency Management Coordinator
Helpful Forms & Links
- opens in a new windowIowa Homeland Security & Emergency Management
- opens in a new windowInternational Association For Emergency Management
- opens in a new windowThe Red Cross
- opens in a new windowThe White House
- opens in a new windowCitizen Corps
- opens in a new windowDisaster Help
- opens in a new windowNational Lightning Safety Institute
- opens in a new windowFEMA
- opens in a new windowFEMA for Kids
- opens in a new windowEMA Weather for Plymouth County
- opens in a new windowSioux Falls National Weather Service
- opens in a new windowOmaha Weather
- opens in a new windowDes Moines Weather
- opens in a new windowNational Association of County and City Health Organization
- opens in a new windowDepartment of Health and Human Services
- opens in a new windowIowa Department of Public Health
- opens in a new windowNational Memorial Institute for Prevention of Terrorism