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!
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…Read More »
Fall harvest time can be one of the busiest and most dangerous seasons of the year for the agricultural industry. For this reason, September 20-26, 2020 will be recognized as National Farm Safety & Health Week, which has been observed the third week of September since 1944, when President Roosevelt proclaimed the first event. The…Read More »
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