Bird flu strikes Iowa
Since December 2014, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has confirmed several cases of bird flu across the country, with the highest number of affected birds found in Iowa. Find out more about the status of confirmed cases in Iowa and how to protect your flocks, and also access frequently asked questions, fact sheets, brochures, and more. Learn more by clicking one of the following links.
60 counties fully operational on Alert Iowa system
Iowa's statewide mass notification and emergency messaging system, which was launched in October 2014, has 85 of 99 Iowa counties signed up for service, and, as of April 24, 60 of those counties are now able to register users and send alerts. Find out more about Alert Iowa.
Governor Branstad issues disaster proclamation for Clinton County
On April 17, Governor Terry E. Branstad issued a proclamation of disaster emergency for Clinton County in response to severe weather that occurred on April 9, 2015. The governor’s proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of the storm. The proclamation also activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Program for Clinton County. Find out more.