Alert Iowa Public Communication Tool

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*Public Release*

The Scott County Emergency Management Agency is announcing a change to our Alert Iowa public communication tool.  This system is utilized to inform our residents of emergencies such as weather or missing children (Amber Alerts).  The State of Iowa has contracted a new vendor to provide this communication tool, which will significantly enhance the opportunity for the residents of Scott County and the entire state of Iowa to be notified of emergencies.

*Important Information to Know*

  1. The new Alert Iowa platform began on July 1, 2021.
  2. For Scott County residents & visitors of our community, an official public campaign will be launched highlighting the enhancements of this new system, tentatively in September 2021
  3. While the Scott County Emergency Management Agency continues to work with other partners to develop the new enhancements, the new version of Alert Iowa (the statewide mass notification and emergency messaging system) is operational & ready to serve your needs.
  4. If you previously signed up for Alert Iowa and currently receive emergency messages from Alert Iowa, that will continue. We have imported those phone numbers and email addresses to provide uninterrupted service. However, to best leverage the enhanced capabilities of the new platform, we will ask existing subscribers to update their information in the new system. Additional reminders and information regarding how to update your information will come to existing subscribers directly, later this summer.
  5. All Scott County residents are encouraged to visit our website ( for further information on how they can register for the new system. 

As we continue to develop & plan for the full deployment of the new system, including new system enhancements, we will be offering additional public opt-in options for other emergency and public safety information feeds. 

After you’ve registered with an account, please watch for these ongoing changes.


Brian P. Payne

Deputy Director

Scott County Emergency Management Agency

July 1, 2021