Emergency Management

Emergency Management


Corey Snitker, Coordinator

877 HWY 9

Waukon, IA 52172

Office Phone Number 563-568-4233

Email is: allamakeecountyema@allamakeecounty.iowa.gov

Allamakee County Technical Rescue ATR Team  click for training Page

Allamakee County Alert Iowa Emergency Alert Message System

Please click the below link to access website: 

Allamakee County Alert Iowa Emergency Alert Message System

Allamakee County Alert Iowa Emergency Alert Message System

Alert Iowa is a statewide emergency alert message system Allamakee County is using to send emergency messages to its local residents.

The system allows county officials and the National Weather Service to communicate emergency information directly to county citizens via voice call, text message, and/or email.  This includes weather and non-weather-related notifications.

Weather Emergency Alert Options include Severe Thunderstorm, Tornado, Flood and Flash Flood, Winter Storm, Winter Weather, Excessive Heat, Extreme Cold and Wind Chill, and Freeze and Frost Watch and Warning alerts.

Non-Weather-Related Emergency Alert Options are associated to each city individually within the county and one for the rural portion also.  Signing up allows you to receive alert notices for just the specific locations you select.

City alert examples include emergency boil alerts, hazardous material spills, shelter-in-place, evacuation, missing person.  Rural alerts would also include emergency road closures such as may be caused by flash flooding.

To sign-up:  www.smart911.com/smart911/ref/reg.action?pa=AllamakeeCounty

To learn more about Alert Iowa please click on the link below:

Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness

The Allamakee County Emergency Management Agency recommends county residents take time to perform three simple steps to ensure they and their families are prepared for any potential emergencies or disasters by making an emergency plan, building an emergency kit and being aware of the hazards they may face to include severe weather, hazardous materials, infrastructure impacts, fires and pandemics.

Please take time to evaluate your readiness and to aid in this process we have provided online resources and links to several preparedness sites. 

Ready Iowa:  www.beready.iowa.gov

Ready Gov:  www.ready.gov

Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management:  www.homelandsecurity.iowa.gov

Iowa Emergency Management Association:  www.iowaema.com

Safeguard Iowa Partnership:  www.safeguardiowa.org

National Weather Service La Crosse, Wisconsin:  www.weather.gov/arx

Allamakee County Hazard Mitigation Plan

The following PDF is the draft 2023 Allamakee County, Iowa Multi-Jurisdiction (MJ-7) Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan.

State of Iowa Public Damage and Storm Reporting Form

To report storm damages, please click on the link below or contact the Allamakee County Emergency Management Agency at (563) 568-4233 or contact by sending an email to: csnitker@co.allamakee.ia.us (Sorry, email link does not work). 

If an emergency contact 911.

Please take pictures of all damage if it is safe to do so and keep a copy of any expenses paid.

Watch out for any down powerlines and always consider them as dangerous and immediately contact your power provider and if on the road, please call 911 to let them know also.

Form link below: