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Purdue Rural Emergency Preparedness

It's dry in Indiana!

September 18, 2020

Much of Indiana is now rated as "abnormally dry" or even in a "moderate drought", which contributes to the risk of fires. We've all seen the devastating effects of wildfires in the western U.S., and while fires of that scale are unlikely in Indiana, any fire can present dangers to people and property.
Farmers should be alert for combine fires during harvest 2020. Click the "News" tab for tips from Purdue's Agricultural Safety & Health program for preventing combine fires.
During fall, many people enjoy recreational campfires. Be sure to keep any recreational fire contained in a fire ring or pit, and observe local regulations. A few counties in Indiana have already enacted burn bans, and more will likely follow suit in coming days. Click the box below to visit Indiana Department of Homeland Security's Burn Ban Map.

Spring & Summer Severe Weather

May 13, 2020

While we are all focused on the COVID-19 pandemic and the effects that disease is having on our lives, please remember we are entering the most dangerous time of year for deadly severe weather!  Thunderstorms, lightning, tornadoes, and floods threaten every Hoosier each year.

Click the box below to access INPREPared.org's Severe Weather Preparedness Week site.  This page contains many resources, links, and handouts suitable for all audiences about severe spring weather in Indiana. Or, click on our "Disaster Info" tab at this top of the page for additional resources about specific weather emergencies.

While we all continue social distancing and dealing with COVID-19 challenges please keep your eye to the sky for severe weather!

FEATURED STORIES

Free Official 840 RFID Cattle Tags Available for a Limited Time

September 28, 2020

Source: Denise Derrer – Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) Electronic identification in the form of radio frequency identification (RFID) tags continues to be the standard for identifying cattle in the state of Indiana. Hoosier cattle producers have placed nearly 2 million 840 tags since 2014. The Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH)…

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Dry weather causing Indiana counties to enact burn bans

September 22, 2020

A few Indiana counties have already enacted open burning bans due to the dry weather conditions we are experiencing. Even if your county is not currently under a burn ban, always use caution when burning leaves, debris, or when enjoying a recreational fire! The Indiana Department of Homeland Security current burn ban map can be…

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National Preparedness Month: Teach Youth About Preparedness

September 22, 2020

Source: FEMA September is National Preparedness Month. Each week, National Preparedness Month will highlight easy-to-follow steps that your family can take to improve preparedness at home. This week, the theme is “Teach Youth About Preparedness.” Disasters affect everyone, and it’s important to include our children in preparing for emergencies, including COVID-19. According to research published by FEMA’s Individual…

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Maintenance Is Crucial to Prevent Combine Fires

September 18, 2020

Harvest 2020 in Indiana and other Midwestern states is starting very dry! Much of Indiana is currently rated as “abnormally dry” or even “moderate drought” and very little if any precipitation is in the near-term forecast. Combine fires cost farmers millions of dollars in damages every harvest, and in dry years such as 2020, the…

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floods
THUNDERSTORMS
tornadoes
EXTREME HEAT
WINTER STORMS/EXTREME COLD

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