Severe Weather Risk This Weekend

Northwest Iowa — Severe weather is possible Saturday evening and night. Damaging winds and large hail are the main threats. Stay weather aware and prepared. Plan ahead so you know what to do if a warning is issued for your location. Read more


Help Protect Iowa’s Forests – Leave Firewood At Home

Statewide Iowa —┬áMemorial Day weekend and throughout the summer, thousands of Iowans will be camping and building campfires. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources encourages campers to buy firewood from where they will burn it instead of bringing it from home. Read more


Gov. Kim Reynolds Orders Flags Lowered To Half-Staff On Monday And Tuesday

Statewide Iowa — Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all flags in Iowa to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to noon on Monday in honor of Memorial Day and directed that the National League of Families POW/MIA flag also be flown on Capitol grounds for the entire day. Governor Reynolds has also ordered all flags in Iowa to fly at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, May 31st, to honor Larry Spencer of West Des Moines, a former prisoner of war in North Vietnam, and Jack Breedlove of Cedar Rapids who was killed while serving at Pearl Harbor during World War II. Read more