June 17, 2021
Much of west central Indiana was rattled this afternoon by a 3.8 magnitude earthquake! The epicenter of the quake was near Montezuma in west-central Indiana.
Although somewhat rare, Indiana can and does have earthquakes occasionally. Fortunately no damage has been reported from today's quake, but residents throughout central Indiana felt the shaking.
Indiana PREPared has assembled a variety of resources about earthquake preparation and response. These resources can be accessed by clicking on the button below. While this quake might not have been the "big" one, we definitely got a reminder that it could happen sometime, and we need to be prepared!
Please watch INPREPARED for additional information.
It's warming up!
May 21, 2021
It's May in Indiana! Most crops are planted, many farmers are baling their first cutting of hay, and race cars are roaring at Indy. To go along with those rites of spring, we're starting to regularly see temperatures in the high 80's or even 90's.
As you go about your daily work and recreational activities, remember that excessive heat can cause serious illness or worse, especially when our bodies aren't accustomed to the warm weather. Be sure to drink plenty of water and take rest breaks in the shade whether you are loading hay in the field, or hanging out at the track for Carb Day or the race!
For more information about the effects of heat-related illnesses and how to prevent those issues, please visit INPREP's Extreme Heat resource page by clicking the box below.
Spring and Summer Severe Weather Resources
April 19, 2021
So far, Indiana's spring weather has been somewhat calm. While we've experienced some thunderstorms, wind, and some flooding, we have avoided major widespread severe weather outbreaks. However, that could change virtually anytime - everyone knows how crazy Indiana weather can be! 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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