Your local SKYWARN organization

What is SKYWARN? Simply put, it is a group of emergency management volunteers and amateur radio operators who are trained to identify and report severe weather conditions. This information with a recommendation from these trained spotters is used by local law enforcement to determine if it is necessary to activate the outdoor sirens for that particular city within Des Moines County. To learn more about SKYWARN, click on the link below. If you think you would like to join SKYWARN, just fill out the electronic Inquiry form and submit it. We are part of Des Moines County Emergency Management, located at 512 N. Main St. Ste. 1, Burlington Iowa 52601.

To view the news release regarding Des Moines County StormReady recognition.

To see a presentation of what our volunteers from SKYWARN team accomplished during the last year! This was taken from our recent Volunteers Awards and Celebration event.


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Volunteer Inquiry Form

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