Welcome to the Linn County Emergency Management Agency

We are the “what if” agency?  What if the “it can’t happen here” happens?    The mission of the Linn County Emergency Management Agency is to assure the coordination of the activities of City and County government, State and Federal entities, citizens, businesses, adjacent jurisdictions, and other disaster partners, to prepare for, respond to, recover from and mitigate major emergencies and disasters within Linn County. 

Important News and Upcoming Events


Changes to Outdoor Warning System

The Linn County Emergency Management Agency has implemented changes to the use of the outdoor alert warning (siren) system. Click here for the full press release.


•Re-sounding of sirens every 10-15 minutes while the condition continues

•Activating for severe thunderstorms with dangerous conditions of winds=> 70mph or hail=> golf ball size

•Possible activation of series of individual sirens (exception not the rule) 


Lisbon Mt. Vernon Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Cities of Lisbon and Mount Vernon are developing a Hazard Mitigation Plan for their communities and are seeking comments from the public.  Click here to view more information. 


Latest Weather Report

NWS: Quad City Office- Forecast Link


Upcoming Local Training Opportunities 

Community Emergency Response Team Training

Monday April 4, 2011 at 6:00pm.  For more information click here.

News and Weather Alert Services

City of Cedar Rapids Twitter Alerts

Click here for emergency announcements from the City of Cedar Rapids' Public Information Officers.

KGAN iNOW Text Alerts

You can sign up here for news alerts, weather alerts, and school closings from KGAN and KFXA.

KCRG-Gazette Text Alerts

You can sign up here for news alerts, weather alerts, and school closings from KCRG and the Gazette.

Weather Channel Alerts

Click here to get weather alerts by e-mail and on your mobile phone.

Click here for links to area media site.

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6301 Kirkwood Blvd. S.W. Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 Office  (319) 892-6500  Fax     (319) 398-5316  ema@linncounty-ema.org

Serving all of Linn County and the communities of: Alburnett, Bertram, Cedar Rapids, Center Point, Central City, Coggon, Ely, Fairfax, Hiawatha, Lisbon, Marion, Mt. Vernon, Palo, Prairieburg, Robins, Springville, Walford and Walker

Links or references to individuals or companies does not constitute an endorsement or guarantee of any information, product, or service you may receive from such sources, including alert and notification services.

Linn County Emergency Management Agency, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd. S.W., Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404