Links & Resources
Weather & Safety
- Heat Safety Guide
- Lightning Safety Guide
- Tornado Safety Guide
- Storm Spotting Courses: The National Weather Service is offering online courses which provide an introduction to storm spotting and serve as a refresher for more experienced spotters. These courses do NOT replace attending spotter training classes that are offered locally.
- Winter Storms
- Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
- National Weather Service - Des Moines
Americans live in the most severe weather-prone country on Earth. Each year, Americans cope with an average of 10,000 thunderstorms, 5,000 floods, 1,000 tornadoes, and an average of 2 landfalling deadly hurricanes. And this on top of winter storms, intense summer heat, high winds, wild fires and other deadly weather impacts. You can make sure your community is ready for the weather with the National Weather Service's StormReady Program.