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Turn Around - Don't Drown!

March 24, 2020

A few days ago, Hoosiers were reminded of the extreme risks that can be caused by floods or flash floods.  Six people, including 3 children, tragically lost their lives when floodwaters washed away a bridge in southeast Indiana.

As we move through spring, the risk of flooding will continue.  Heavy rains are predicted later this week that could cause streams and rivers to reach flood stage once again.

Please - never try to drive through moving water!  Only a few inches of water can sweep a vehicle away.  As a reminder, please click below to print and share this great flyer about flood hazards with your family.

Indiana Severe Weather Preparedness Week: March 15-21, 2020

Updated March 17, 2020

NOTE from NWS - Indianapolis:

Due to ongoing and widespread concerns, it has been decided to cancel the statewide tornado drill that was set for Wednesday morning. This is still a good time to review your severe weather safety plan! www.ready.gov/plan #inwx #SvrWxPrepWeek

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.

Indiana's Severe Weather Preparedness Week will be observed March 15-21.  The National Weather Service's official news release, with links to many great educational resources, can be found here.

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.

While we are all practicing our social distancing, please be weather aware this spring!

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Editorials about COVID-19 and its impact on production agriculture

March 27, 2020

Purdue Ag Safety and Health and IN-PREPared have put together two editorials for your distribution concerning COVID-19 and possible impacts to agriculture and rural communities.  The author, Dr. Bill Field, is professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Purdue University. Shortly after September 11, 2001, he began developing and teaching graduate level…

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Agriculture Industry Convenes for COVID-19 Discussion

March 18, 2020

Source: Indiana State Board of Animal Health INDIANAPOLIS (March 18, 2020) – To provide guidance on the latest novel coronavirus (COVID-19) obstacles to agricultural producers, the Indiana State Board of Animal Health and the Indiana State Department of Agriculture will be hosting a conference call on Friday, March 20, 2020. This call will focus on…

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Gov. Holcomb Announces More Steps to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

March 16, 2020

Source: State of Indiana March 16, 2020 INDIANAPOLIS — In a continuing effort to slow the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Governor Eric J. Holcomb has announced additional efforts. The governor and other state officials will conduct a COVID-19 briefing today at 2:30 p.m. in the south atrium of the Indiana Statehouse with the latest…

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