WENS Public Notification System

WENS Public Notification System
WENS is a public notification system that allows local government, especially the emergency services components of local government to communicate directly with you the citizens and visitors to provide timely information.

Communication is in the form of phone calls, text messages and emails depending on the type of message. The majority of messages aresent by text and email leaving phone calls for major emergency situations. The only way that we can send text and email messages is with your permission given when you sign up for the service.


Storm Lake Public Safety, the City of Storm Lake, and Buena Vista County use the system to alert residents to traffic situations, winter weather alerts (such as Snow Emergencies), Amber Alerts, road closures, and other public safety type announcements.

The system is free to sign up for and to receive messages (standard text message rates may apply - please check with your cell phone provider).