|What Sioux City is doing to prepare!|
The City of Sioux City is actively preparing for the possibility of natural and manmade disasters. The City works with Woodbury County Emergency Management, Siouxland District Health, area hospitals, and others. Sioux City and Woodbury County have a combined Emergency Management Team. The team meets weekly to revise plans and address disaster preparedness issues.
Training and Exercising the Emergency Plans
The City and County have a combined Emergency Operations Plan. They have a combined Emergency Operations Center (EOC) which is located on the campus of Western Iowa Tech Community College. Several City and County departments as well as non-governmenal agencies make up the staff of the Emergency Operations Center. They train for their specific tasks and functions on a regular basis. The last functional exercise of the EOC was September 30, 2009. The exercise identified some operational issues that have been addressed with a new command and control operating system and a new Emergency Operations Plan. The next test of the EOC will be September of 2011.
Community evacuation planning
Public health emergencies