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State Wide Tornado Drill March 29, 2017

After coordinating with NWS offices serving Iowa, the Storm Prediction Center and Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management, the tornado drill is a go for Wednesday, March 29th.


It will be cloudy across the state and there will be rain showers. There is no threat for severe weather. No lightning is expected with minimal atmospheric instability. Conditions are expected to be similar across portions of Iowa both on Thursday and Friday.


The NWS will message through social media, NWSChat, NWS webpages and NOAA All-Hazards Weather Radio prior to the test on Wednesday and during the test Wednesday that there is no threat for severe weather and a drill will occur between 10-11 AM.


Below is the timeline of the drill. If you have any questions or need additional information, please let us know.


The tornado drill is scheduled for Wednesday March 29, 2017.  


10:00 AM – Test Tornado Watch issued for Iowa.

Around 10:30 AM – Test Tornado Warnings for Iowa counties issued.

11:00 AM – Test Tornado Watch expires.

Kelsey Angle

Warning Coordination Meteorologist

National Weather Service Des Moines

Office:  515-270-4501 Forecast: 515-270-2614 Cell:  316-841-6371

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McGregor Street at 65/69 HWY CLOSED October 30th till further notice

road closed signMcGregor Street at 65/69 Hwy Will be closed on October 30th at 5pm due to South River Bridge Construction.  If you need to access McGregor use 140th off of Hwy 92.

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Warren County Courthouse Projects

We will try to keep you up to date with the Warren County Courthouse, Jail issues.

As of today the Courts have moved out of the Warren County Courthouse.  The Clerk of Courts are now Located at 111 North Buxton Street Indianola, Iowa.  You will need to contact the Clerk of Courts to find out what County your Court proceedings are held at.  Currently Court for Warren County are being held at: Marion, Madison, and Polk County.

The Attorneys are now Located at the Warren County Administration Building 301 N. Buxton Street Indianola, Iowa.

As of Aug 24th the Sheriff’s Office and Staff, The Jail, and Warren County Communications (Dispatch) are still operating in the Court House.

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Hazard Mitigation Plan Update for Warren County Currently Warren County Emergency Management Commission is working on Updating the Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan. If you are interested please click on the link to get more information.

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Warren County Prepardness App

Sign up for the Warren County Preparedness App. It helps with YOUR Family Emergency Plan, Emergency Services in Warren County, Live Maps and more. Go to App Store Google Play or Warren Magazine Ads

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