(from the Scott County EMA website)
Scott County is part of the State of Iowa alert system called Alert Iowa.
What is Alert Iowa?
Alert Iowa is a county/statewide mass notification and emergency messaging system which can be used by state and local authorities to quickly disseminate emergency information to residents in counties that utilize the system.
This system will be used as an emergency notification system during all hazard and life-safety events.
If you sign up through your community website you will receive messages via landline or wireless phone, text messaging, email, fax, TDD/TYY, and social media.
The system is available, free of charge, to all citizens in Scott County and we encourage everyone to register at least one contact method.
Alert messages may contain photo, video and audio attachments to help subscribers better understand the situation at hand, or where to find additional information.
These messages will normally be specific to your community or the communities for which you register. However, if you sign up through the Scott County website and do not choose any specific community, you will receive only warnings and information specific to the County as a whole and not your specific community.
Once you have registered your information will be automatically entered into the system and you will receive any notices sent out.
Nevertheless, should you decide you no longer wish to receive messages, you can opt-out of the system by sending an e-mail or letter to Scott County EMA at 1100 E. 46th Street, Davenport, IA 52807 or email@example.com with your name address and phone number you registered. The process to add or remove contact information may take 24 to 72 hours.
This system is powered by the Wireless Emergency Notification System (WENS) and the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS), and in Scott County is under the control of the Scott County Emergency Management Agency.
For additional information on Alert Iowa/WENS you can contact Dave Donovan at 563-484-3050 with the Scott County EMA office.