Upgrades are coming to to Iowa’s emergency notification system, Alert Iowa. The changes are said to make it easier for residents of Webster County to sign up and receive alerts about severe weather and
other emergencies. Alert Iowa is a statewide emergency notification system the county uses to send alerts to residents.
“Alert Iowa is a great tool that allows us to push official, real-time alerts to our residents,” said
Dylan Hagen, Webster County Emergency Manager. “These upgrades will not only make it
easier for us to notify our residents when emergencies happen, but also when we need to share
important safety information and will allow residents to choose the best way to receive alerts.
We would strongly encourage the use of the Smart911 app. If you use the app, not only do you
get local alerts, but if you are traveling across the state, you can receive alerts statewide based
on your location.”
Signing up for Alert Iowa is easy and can be done through the county’s website or by
downloading the Smart911 app. Residents who are currently signed up to receive alerts will
need to sign up again.
To sign up:
• Download the Smart911 app from the Apple or Google Play store.
• Create an account on the Webster County Smart 911 web portal at https://bit.ly/3hiLrXG
The target date for Webster County to have the transition to the upgraded system completed is
July 1st, 2021. Watch Webster County Emergency Management Facebook page for updates.
To learn more about Alert Iowa in Webster County, visit webstercountyia.gov. Additional
information on the system is available at www.homelandsecurity.iowa.gov.