This page offers information and resources related to safety, recovery, and assistance during times of severe weather in Iowa. 

Storm Debris and Power Outages 

Storm Debris

To report downed trees in streets and other public areas, call the Streets Division at 319-356-5181 or use ICgovXpress to let us know about the issue. Please be able to provide detailed location information if you call and be prepared to leave a voicemail.

Power Outages 

To report a power outage, contact MidAmerican Energy at 888-427-5632, or visit their website. You can also check their outage map online.

Severe Weather Awareness

More information will be added soon. 

News and Updates 

How to Stay Updated
  • Sign up for City updates and news releases sent directly to your email at
  • Sign up for Johnson County Emergency Management alerts and updates at their website. 
  • Tune into local radio stations for updated news. When power is out, make sure you follow local radio KCJJ, and have extra batteries available for radio, flashlights, and other essentials during power outages. 


Emotional Health Support
  • CommUnity, formally the Crisis Center, has support resources by phone (Crisis Call/Text: 1-855-325-4296) and Online Chat.
  • Crisis Text Line 24/7: Text "HOME" to 741741 to connect to a counselor for support. 
  • Iowa Disaster Behavioral Health Response Team provides mental health services across the state after a disaster. 
  • Iowa Refugee Counseling Center offers virtual counseling sessions for refugees and immigrants. 
  • Your Life Iowa Statewide Crisis Line is available for those experiencing emotional distress in a crisis and can be reached at 855-581-8111. 
Farming and Agriculture Resources 
Financial or Grant Assistance
Food Resources
Legal Resources
  • Iowa Legal Aid 
    • Legal Advice Hotline: 1-800-332-0419; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday
Other Emergency Resources

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