As many of you know, The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings for communities along the Cedar River including Black Hawk, Linn, Benton, Mitchell, and Bremer Counties. Many communities across northeast Iowa are already experiencing heavy flooding.

Local and state officials continue to monitor the situation. Please follow your local news, take extra precautions and stay safe.

Below is information that may be helpful in preparing for severe weather and important numbers to keep on hand.

Stay Informed

  • Visit water.weather.gov for an interactive map with up-to-date flood forecasts
  • You can follow all National Weather Service watches, warnings, or advisories here

Prepare

  • Ready.gov/floods has valuable information on ways to prepare for severe weather and staying safe
  • Pre-register to volunteer with the United Way here

Contact Information and Resources

  • In the event of an emergency dial 9-1-1
  • For general assistance questions dial 2-1-1
  • To check road conditions dial 5-1-1 or online here

To Report a Power Outage, downed wire and for storm resources:

Alliant Customers:

1-800-ALLIANT (800-255-4268)
For weather related information and to report an outage online:
http://www.alliantenergy.com/CustomerService/StormandOutageCenter/

MidAmerican Energy Customers:

1- 800-799-4443
For weather related information and to report an outage online:
https://www.midamericanenergy.com/outages-storms.aspx