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The Pottawattamie County Emergency Management Commission is announcing a hiring process for the position of Emergency Management Specialist. This is a full-time position and is required to perform duties on an on-call basis as needed. Pottawattamie County Emergency Management Commission is an equal employment opportunity employer.

Gov. Terry E. Branstad today verbally issued a proclamation of disaster emergency for Kossuth and Webster counties in response to the M​ay​ 16, 2017, severe weather.  Tomorrow, Gov. Branstad will sign the proclamation. 

The governor’s proclamation allows State resources to be utilized in the two counties to respond to, and recover from, the effects of the severe weather that included damaging winds, heavy rains and thunderstorms​.  The proclamation also temporarily suspends State regulatory provisions to allow the open burning of disaster debris and rubbish for 90 days following the effective date of the proclamation.

POSITION: Region 7 Emergency Preparedness Coordinator

DEPT / OFFICE: Webster County Public Health Dept.

DATE AVAILABLE: Would like filled by July 1, 2017

STATUS: Full Time

EXEMPT STATUS: Hourly

STARTING WAGE: $20-30/hr, negotiable based on experience and approval by Region 7 

TYPICAL HOURS / SCHEDULE: 40 hrs per week, M-F, 8am-4:30pm, some evenings may be required

Washington County is seeking an individual who will be responsible for the development of countywide emergency operations plans and coordination of emergency planning systems, and operations relating to hazardous materials, shelter systems, natural or environmental disasters, and other related catastrophes. Conducts training exercises and provides required hazardous materials handling and related training to members of various public safety departments as needed. Secures and maintains vehicles, equipment, supplies, and physical facilities of Washington County Emergency Management. Responsible for departmental financial, budgetary, and administrative duties.

Gov. Terry E. Branstad today issued a proclamation of disaster emergency for Appanoose, Muscatine, Scott, and Wayne counties in response to the March 6 severe weather.

The governor’s proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of this severe weather. The proclamation also activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Program for qualifying residents of the four counties.

Governor Terry Branstad has designated the week of Jan. 15-21, 2017, as Hazardous Materials Awareness Week in Iowa.

The goal of the week is to provide Iowans a better understanding about hazardous materials, their proper use, storage, and disposal, and the emergency response actions that can help minimize unnecessary accidents and exposure.

Nearly all households and businesses use products that contain hazardous materials, and hazardous materials are transported on our roadways, railways, and waterways daily. Knowing how to handle such products and how to react during an emergency can reduce the risk of illness, injury or death.

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad today announced that he is extending the proclamation of disaster emergency for counties impacted by flooding in September.

Today’s extension will make the Iowa Individuals Assistance Program available until Dec. 7, 2016, for eligible residents in the following counties:

Allamakee, Benton, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Cedar, Cerro Gordo, Chickasaw, Clayton, Delaware, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Hancock, Howard, Jones, Linn, Louisa, Mitchell, Muscatine, Story, Winneshiek, Worth, and Wright.

Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to certain private nonprofit organizations in Iowa following President Obama's federal disaster declaration for Public Assistance as a result of severe storms and flooding that occurred Sept. 21 - Oct. 3, 2016, announced Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Private nonprofits that provide essential services of a governmental nature are eligible for assistance.

SBA disaster assistance is now available in Allamakee, Benton, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Cerro Gordo, Chickasaw, Clayton, Delaware, Des Moines, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Howard, Linn, Mitchell, Winneshiek, and Wright counties.

Today, Gov. Terry E. Branstad received word that President Obama approved his request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration for 19 counties impacted by severe storms and flooding September 21-23, 2016.

The counties included in the declaration are: Allamakee, Benton, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Cerro Gordo, Chickasaw, Clayton, Delaware, Des Moines, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Howard, Linn, Mitchell, Winneshiek and Wright.

Gov. Terry E. Branstad today signed a letter to be delivered to President Obama requesting a Presidential Disaster Declaration for Public Assistance as a result of damage sustained in 19 Iowa counties from severe storms and flooding from Sept. 21-23, 2016.  The request does not include activation of the federal Individual Assistance program as the damage incurred did not meet the FEMA criteria.

The counties included in this request are: Allamakee, Benton, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Cerro Gordo, Chickasaw, Clayton, Delaware, Des Moines, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Howard, Linn, Mitchell, Winneshiek and Wright.

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