The Office of Emergency Management is located on the First Floor of the Floyd County Courthouse.
The Office of Emergency Management is governed by Chapter 29C State Code of Iowa and enforced by the Floyd County Emergency Management Commission consisting of Chair and Vice Chair positions selected from the commission members which consist of the Mayors of the corporate cities within Floyd County, a Board of Supervisor member and the Floyd County Sheriff.
Floyd County EMA is responsible for county emergency planning requirements developed by the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division under Chapter 29C and works in cooperation with the emergency response agencies within Floyd County to develop emergency response planning, response and recovery guidance and serves as the initial contact and liaison for Iowa Homeland Security issues at the state and federal levels.
According to the Iowa Code 29C.10, the Emergency Management Commission shall appoint an Emergency Management Coordinator and delegate their authority in order to fulfill the Commission’s duties as described in the Iowa Code and Administrative Rules. When a disaster or emergency occurs, the emergency management coordinator shall provide coordination and assistance to the governing officials of the municipalities and the county.
Phases of Emergency Management
Foundation of emergency management. Activities designed to reduce or eliminate long-term risk
Ensure that when disaster strikes, emergency personnel are able to provide the best response
Includes actions taken immediately after a disaster occurs
Long-term – return community to “normal”
FLOODING and SANDBAGS
Floyd County does NOT provide sandbags to residents. We maintain a nominal inventory of sandbags for protection of critical infrastructure only. Within the Cities of Floyd County, the sandbag policy lies individually with each City jurisdiction. Those residents are encouraged to contact their local City administration or public works office for information regarding the local policy. There are privately owned sandbag distribution companies in Iowa that can be found on the internet.