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Posted on: August 10, 2020

[ARCHIVED] City of Marshalltown Storm UPDATE


The City of Marshalltown continues to deal with emergency response efforts related to the storm that affected our community earlier today around 11:35 a.m. Here are some things to note.

  • Please refrain from unnecessary travel. There are power lines and trees down throughout the community. Avoid unnecessary travel so first responders and utility workers can safely perform their duties.
  • Marshall County 911 is operational. Please refrain from calling 911 for non-emergency problems. The non-emergency number is 641.754.5725.
  • Do not call 911 or the non-emergency number to ask questions about the weather, your power being out, or blocked streets.
  • If you have a natural gas leak at or near your home or place of business, EVACUATE and call 911.
  • Marshalltown Transit has shut down bus routes for today. Tomorrow’s schedule is to be determined.
  • Place vegetative debris (trees limbs, etc.) on the curb.
  • DO NOT place construction debris on the curb until further notice.
  • Stay home. Stay away from down power lines.
  • Power remains out in Marshalltown. Alliant is aware and they are working to resolve this. We should be prepared for power to remain out for an extended period.
  • The city council meeting for August 10 has been canceled. An emergency meeting of the city council is being planned for August 12 at noon.
  • Mayor Greer has declared a civil emergency for Marshalltown.

The City of Marshalltown is working quickly to clear debris from roadways. Please be patient and watch the city website for updates ( 

For more information, please contact Police Chief Michael Tupper by calling 641.754.5771 or via email at

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