Union County Emergency Management Office


September is National Preparedness Month ------  Don't be scared, Be Prepared!






Emergency Management Board Agendas & Minutes 


Union County Local Emergency Planning Committee Information


NOAA National Weather Service


Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter  Awareness Tutorials


Union County 9-1-1 Maps are available for sale for $5.00 at the following locations:  Creston News Advertiser, Union County Emergency Management, and Creston Chamber of Commerce.


9-1-1 Addressing     Click here to obtain an address application


Union County Ordinance No. 55; Uniform Rural Address System Ordinance of Union County, Iowa requires that all new buildings apply for a new address with 7 days prior to construction.  The cost for the issuance of an address and the signage is $25.00 per address.  The ordinance also requires markers that are defaced, lost, or destroyed be replaced.  If your address sign needs to be replaced, please contact the Emergency Management Office.  Maintaining the addressing system helps to insure that emergency responders will be able to find you when they are needed.    For a complete copy of the Ordinance, please click here


Seconds Count In An Emergency!          

Union County has instituted the CodeRED Emergency Communication Notification System - a high-speed telephone communication service for emergency notifications. This system allows us to telephone all or targeted areas in case of an emergency situation that requires immediate action (such as a boil-water notice, missing child or evacuation notices).The system is capable of dialing 50,000 phone numbers per hour. It then delivers our recorded message to a live person or an answering machine, making three attempts to connect to any number.


 click the "RED" to get started


Examples of times when the CodeRED system could be utilized:

• Drinking water contamination
• Utility outage
• Evacuation notice & route
• Missing person
• Fires or Floods
• Bomb threat
• Hostage situation
• Chemical spill or Gas leak and other emergency incidents where rapid and accurate notification is essential for life safety.


Frequently Asked Questions about CodeRED and CodeRED weather warning 


  Code Red Mobile App! Download Now!


Union County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)  

CERT is an integral part of Citizen Corps, the grassroots movement that actively involves everyone in making our communities and our nation safer, stronger, and better prepared.

CERT Flyer 

CERT Application 


CERT Website


Other Links

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Iowa Department of Public Health

Be Ready Iowa

Emergency Management Public Links


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Jo Anne Duckworth
Union County Emergency Management


Telephone 641-782-1622
Mobile 641-344-4151
Fax 641-782-2167
Emergency Phone  641-782-8402
Union County EMA
Alliant Energy Bldg
208 West Taylor Street
Creston, IA  50801
Office Hours
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday
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