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Harvest Safety on the Road

September 16, 2021

Harvest 2021 is in full swing throughout most of Indiana!  Motorists should be aware of slow moving farm equipment, including combines, tractors, grain carts, and trucks on roadways.

Please be patient!  Wait for a safe time to pass, or for the equipment operator to pull off the road to allow traffic around in safe manner.  At most you'll only be held up a moment or two, and everyone will get home safely!

Please click below for more information about road safety during harvest season from the Indiana State Department of Agriculture.

Spring and Summer Severe Weather Resources

September 16, 2021

Although the days are getting shorter and it's almost fall on the calendar, summer-like weather can and does still occur.  Severe thunderstorms, excessive heat, and tornadoes are still possible for several more weeks.  Indiana PREPared has numerous educational resources about common Indiana weather hazards.  Please click below to visit our Spring and Summer Weather Resources page.

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It’s time to winterize your home!

November 22, 2021

Source: “Winterizing Your Home” PREPnote, available for download at https://extension.purdue.edu/INPREPared/prepnotes/ The Thanksgiving weekend allows most of us a little time to spend with family and friends, watch football, and if you’re adventurous enough, maybe some Black Friday shopping or decorating for Christmas. However, the long weekend is also a great opportunity to prepare ourselves and…

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Winter Weather Preparedness Week 2021 is Nov. 7–13

November 10, 2021

Source: Indiana Department of Homeland Security Winter Weather Preparedness The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS), state partners and emergency personnel work to protect Hoosiers whenever hazardous weather happens across Indiana. Knowing where to find travel information and preparing ahead of time for winter weather is important so all Hoosiers can reduce their risk to…

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National Fire Prevention Week – October 3-9: “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety”

October 4, 2021

Sources: Indiana Department of Homeland Security & National Fire Protection Association This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme is “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety.” Knowing how to respond to the sounds of different alarms can make the difference between life and death, so remember: Hear a Beep, Get On Your Feet! The Sounds of Fire…

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Purdue releases 2020 Indiana Farm Fatality Summary before National Farm Safety and Health Week

September 16, 2021

Fall harvest time can be one of the busiest and most dangerous seasons of the year for the agricultural industry.  For this reason, September 19-25, 2021 is being 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…

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