The Mission of Sioux County Emergency Management is to save lives and protect property by developing programs and emergency operation capabilities that mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from any emergency or disaster situation - whether it be caused by natural or manmade occurrences.
The County Emergency Management Agency is responsible for developing and maintaining an ongoing program of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.
The Agency serves the chief executives by working with the departments of local government and private sector organizations in the development of plans and capabilities responsive to those hazards which seriously threaten the jurisdiction.
The County Emergency Management Director serves as: a key leader in planning, coordinator of operations, chief of staff to the jurisdiction's executives during emergency response, community liaison to build the emergency program, and supporter of mitigation effort.
Sioux County residents can receive notification alerts of weather situations, police activity (e.g., missing person, erratic driver, crime suspects, etc.), road closures, detours, and other pertinent information.
Sioux County Fire Districts
Storm Ready Program
In November of 2010, Sioux County Emergency Management Agency was approved to join the National Weather Service Storm Ready Program. StormReady uses a grassroots approach to help communities develop plans to handle all types of extreme weather-from tornadoes to winter storms. The program encourages communities to take a new, proactive approach to improving local hazardous weather operations by providing emergency managers with clear-cut guidelines on how to improve their hazardous weather operations. StormReady communities are better prepared to save lives from the onslaught of severe weather through better planning, education, and awareness. No community is storm proof, but StormReady can help communities save lives.