Sign up here for Jefferson County Alerts! In the event of an emergency or severe weather, an alert will be sent to the phone number and/or email address provided by voice, text and/or email.

This is a free service provided by Jefferson County and the State of Iowa, however, normal message fees may apply. To receive text messages to your cell phone, your cell phone must have text messaging capabilities. Notifications are dependent upon external providers (phone carrier, cell phone, email, pager). Jefferson County cannot guarantee notifications will be received by the intended recipient.

Alerts sent from Jefferson County will originate from 69310 for text messages and (641) 555-5555 for phone calls. Please be sure to save these in your phone book as Jefferson Alerts.

Email alerts will originate from Be sure to adjust your SPAM filter to allow these messages.

In order to receive both text and voice alerts, you must enter your cell phone number twice. Select the “Text” option the first time and the “Voice” option the second time.

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