The Marion Alert Emergency Notification System (part of the Alert Iowa statewide system) is ready for use. Alert Iowa is a statewide mass notification and emergency messaging system. The system can be used by state and local authorities to quickly disseminate emergency information to residents in counties that utilize the system. The system is available, free of charge, to all counties. More than 80 percent of Iowa's counties have now signed up to use the Alert Iowa system.

Alert Iowa will allow citizens to sign up for the types of alerts they would like to receive. Messages can be issued via landline or wireless phone, text messaging, email, FAX, TDD/TYY, and social media. Messages may contain photo, video and audio attachments to help subscribers better understand the situation at hand, or where to find additional information.

To register on the Marion Alert Emergency Notification System, please go here

For more information regarding the Alert Iowa program, including a video that explains the system, go here.

If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Marion County Emergency Management at 641-828-2256, or by email at

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