Emergency management is a coordinated effort, involving local, state, and federal government agencies as well as volunteer organizations and businesses.
Within an integrated emergency management framework, these entities assist citizens and their communities to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and eliminate or reduce the effects of natural, man-made, civil, and technological emergencies or disasters.
The Scott County Emergency Management Agency, in conjunction with the local Fire Chiefs and the State Fire Marshal’s Office, has determined that open burning constitutes a danger to life & property in Scott County, Iowa. Therefore, pursuant to Iowa Code 100.40(1), a Burn Ban is in effect as of 6/2/2023 at 12:00 pm for all of Scott County, Iowa. Current conditions and concerns include dry weather conditions, low relative humidity, and dried vegetation.
The burn ban will be in effect until further notice. When the conditions improve allowing for a lift of the burn ban, further notification will be sent. Notifications will be distributed by press release, social media and through Scott County’s Alert Iowa “Countywide | Burn Ban” opt-in messaging list.
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