Emergency Management Agency

  1. Register for Story County Alerts

    Story County Iowa Alerts provides emergency notifications directly to you via phone message, text, or email. Read on...
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Emergency management protects lives and property by integrating response partners’ disaster preparation, response and recovery efforts across Story County and with state and federal agencies.  We are committed to working with your elected officials to reduce the risk of natural and man-made disasters in the most efficient and effective manner possible.

Register for Story County Iowa Alerts

Story County Iowa Alerts has been upgraded with new features like weather alerts and the ability to register your whole family.  Landline phone will automatically be registered for basic services, but you must register your cell phones and email address if you want these devices to get alerts.  Those registered for Story County Iowa Alerts prior to July 1, 2021 will need to register again.  Register using the link below.

Story County Iowa Alerts Link

Storm and Damage Reports

Information you report during and immediately after a severe storm can provide Emergency Management the situational awareness we need to get the right resources where they are needed.  If you need immediate assistance, call 911.  Otherwise, the link below takes you to a simple online form so you can tell us about storm damages to your neighborhood or to your property. This information will be used to help the National Weather Service, first responders, and community leaders understand the impacts of these storms.  The information you provide is very valuable, please take a few minutes to let us know about your damages.

Damage Reporting Link


Story County Emergency Management shall assist public officials, emergency responders, schools, hospitals, industry and the public to promote emergency preparedness, assist with the coordination of disaster response and recovery operations and will encourage mitigation efforts in all jurisdictions to ensure the safety and welfare of the residents of Story County, before, during, and after a disaster or large scale emergency.

Small Business Administration (SBA) loan information for non-farm businesses suffering reduced revenue due to the drought.

The link below takes you to a document from the SBA that outlines their loan program for non-businesses and non-profits impacted by the 2020 drought. 


COVID and Derecho Information

The link below takes you to information about mental health and stress management resources.

COVID and Derecho counseling resources