Weather information

Emergency Notifications

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Mahaska County Emergency Management utilizes the IowaA!ert system.  This system will send emergency notifications for severe weather via text, email, or voice calls. 

Sign up for alerts

Mahaska County Weather

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As we know living in Iowa, the weather can change without notice and can become extremely violent.  The National Weather Service in Des Monies provides information about the potential for severe weather as well as weather outlooks.  Click below to visit their website. 

NWS Weather information

Road Conditions

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Planning to travel?  Click here to check on roads conditions before leaving.

Road Conditions

Weather Radio

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 A weather radio is a must for any household, business, or organization. Thanks to the NOAA, all hazards radio not only informs you of severe weather, but anything that may affect you, your family, or the entire county. Weather radios are located at retail stores throughout Mahaska County. MCEMA doesn't recommend or sponsor any particular brand.



Radio Program info

Storm Sirens

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Mahaska County Emergency Management oversees the maintenance and operations of all the outdoor warning sirens located in Mahaska County.  Currently, there are sirens located in the following communities:

  • Barnes City
  • Beacon
  • Eddyville
  • Fremont
  • New Sharon
  • Oskaloosa
  • Rose Hill
  • University Park


As a reminder, the outdoor warning system is for OUTSIDE notification of emergency alerts.  These systems are not made to notify you of emergencies indoors,

Siren Activation/Testing

Mahaska County is StormReady

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Mahaska County Emergency Management is proud of achieving the StormReady status from the National Weather Service.  Learn more