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Flash Flood Safety and Emergency Management Contacts

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Flash Flooding Safety Information

• Stay away from high water. Parents need to watch children and warn them of the dangers of high water, swift currents and flood safety.

• Don't drive through a flooded area. If you come upon a flooded road, turn around and go another way. More people drown in their cars than anywhere else.

• If your car stalls, abandon it immediately and climb to higher ground. Many deaths have resulted from attempts to move stalled vehicles.

• Don't walk through flooded areas. As little as six inches of moving water can knock you off your feet.

• Stay away from downed power lines and electrical wires. Electrocution is another major source of deaths in floods. Electric current passes easily through water.

• Look out for animals -- especially snakes. Animals lose their homes in floods, too. They may seek shelter in yours.

• If the waters start to rise inside your house before you have evacuated, retreat to the second floor, the attic, and -- if necessary -- the roof.

• Take dry clothing, a flashlight and a portable radio with you. Then wait for help.

• Don't try to swim to safety; wait for rescuers to come to you.

• If outdoors, climb to high ground and stay there.


Emergency Management in your area:

Black Hawk County Emergency Management Agency: (319) 291-4373

Linn County Emergency Management Agency: (319) 892-6501

Dubuque County Emergency Management: (563) 589-4170

Johnson County Emergency Management: (319) 356-6761


Allamakee County Emergency Management: (563) 568-4233

Benton County Emergency Management: (319) 472-4519

Bremer County Emergency Management: (319) 352-0133

Buchanan County Emergency Management Agency: (319) 334-6411

Butler County Emergency Management Agency: (319) 267-9968

Cedar County Emergency Management Agency: (563) 886-3355

Chickasaw County Emergency Management: (641) 394-2406

Clayton County Emergency Management Agency: (563) 245-3004

Delaware County Emergency Management: (563) 927-3723

Fayette County Emergency Management: (319) 440-3351

Floyd County Emergency Management: (641) 257-6144

Franklin County Emergency Management Agency: (641) 421-3665

Grundy County Emergency Management Agency: (319) 824-6933

Hardin County Emergency Management Agency: (641) 939-8132

Howard County Emergency Management: (563) 547-9208

Iowa County Emergency Management: (319) 642-3151

Jackson County Emergency Management Agency: (563) 542-3911

Jefferson County Emergency Management: (641) 472-4146

Jones County Emergency Management: (319) 462-4386

Keokuk County Emergency Management Agency: (641) 622-2528

Mahaska County Office of Emergency Management: (641) 672-1209

Marshall County Emergency Management: (641) 754-6385

Poweshiek County Emergency Management: (641) 623-4357

Tama County Emergency Management: (641) 484-6261

Washington County Emergency Management: (641) 622-2528

Winneshiek County Emergency Management: (563) 387-4095


Full list of county phone numbers for emergency management.

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