Severe Weather Preparedness Week: March 14-20

March 12, 2021

These first two weeks in March have brought very welcomed warmer temperatures and several sunny days, after a mostly cold and snowy February.

With the change in seasons, our focus needs to turn to different types of severe weather threats.  Although snow and ice events could happen for a few more weeks (and we'll leave the winter weather preparation links on this page for a  bit), we will likely begin seeing more severe thunderstorms, flooding, and possibly tornadoes as spring arrives.  March 14-20 has been designated as Severe Weather Preparedness Week.  The week serves as a reminder for all of us to evaluate our family's preparedness for potential severe spring weather events. Please click below to access INPREP's 2021 Severe Weather Preparedness Week page, which contains many resources to help prepare for spring weather challenges.

Winter Weather Preparation

February 4, 2020

This winter has been fairly mild for most of Indiana.  However, the next several days promise to bring possibly the coldest air of the season.  A few nights below zero are expected, and some days may not make it past single digit temperatures.  Not only is it uncomfortable, extreme cold can be deadly to people, livestock, and pets.  Take some time to prepare for this upcoming cold snap to protect your family!

Indiana PREPared has a variety of resources to assist you in planning and preparing for severe winter weather.  Click here to access PREPnotes about a variety of winter weather preparedness topics for your home and farm.

For up-to-date information about Indiana weather conditions, advisories, and forecasts visit the National Weather Service's Indiana Forecast Site.

Click the box below to reach the Indiana PREPared Winter Storms/Extreme Cold site for many other suggestions and resources.

FEATURED STORIES

Practical Solutions for Heat-Related Illness Prevention for Agriculture

April 5, 2021

WEBINAR Wednesday, April 07, 2021 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT Summary: Agricultural workers are at high risk of heat-related illness and recent field studies point to specific risk factors and solutions. This webinar is intended to prepare agricultural safety and health professionals for the upcoming summer season. We will share practical and evidence-based solutions for the prevention…

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Learn to prepare for agriculture environmental spills and emergencies at free webinar

March 8, 2021

Tuesday, March 16; 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EDT CLICK HERE TO REGISTER INDIANAPOLIS – Farm operations manage a variety of chemicals and other materials safely each year. This can include pesticides, fertilizers, fuels, oils, manure, and crop residues. Proper management of these materials can reduce the potential for spills.  On March 16 at 10…

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Let’s Talk Fairs and Potential Disaster Situations

March 1, 2021

EDEN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEBINAR SERIES  Tuesday March 9, 2021 1:00 pm EST / Noon CSTRegister at: bit.ly/EDEN-Webinar-March2021 Join the Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) for this month’s professional development webinar entitled Let’s Talk Fairs and Potential Disaster Situations! What’s your relationship with your county or state fair? Do you know who to call if the fairgrounds is needed…

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SKYWARN Weather Spotter Training Sessions Available in March

February 26, 2021

Source: National Weather Service Indianapolis In most years, thunderstorms, tornadoes and lightning cause hundreds of injuries and deaths and billions in property and crop damages.  To obtain critical weather information, the National Weather Service (NWS) established SKYWARN® with partner organizations. SKYWARN® is a volunteer program with between 350,000 and 400,000 trained severe weather spotters. These volunteers help…

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