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EMA Appreciation Week

By Edward J Sheldon / February 28, 2020 / 0 Comments

Source: Indiana Department of Homeland Security The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) celebrates the tireless dedication of the state’s emergency management personnel this week during the first-ever EMA Appreciation Week, Feb. 24-28. “The entire state of Indiana relies on emergency management agencies to help communities and Hoosiers regain a sense of normalcy after a…

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USDA Designates Three Indiana Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

By Edward J Sheldon / January 30, 2020 / 0 Comments

Source: USDA WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2020 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated three Indiana counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Fountain, Parke, and Vermillion counties who suffered losses caused by excessive rain that has occurred since March 1, 2019, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans.…

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Up-to-date Coronavirus 2019 Information at INPREPared.org

By Edward J Sheldon / January 27, 2020 / 0 Comments

Health officials throughout the world are monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (termed “2019-nCoV”) that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and which continues to expand. Chinese health officials have reported nearly three thousand infections with 2019-nCoV in China, including outside of Hubei Province. Infections with…

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FEMA Independent Study Courses

By Edward J Sheldon / January 16, 2020 / 0 Comments

The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) serves as the national focal point for the development and delivery of emergency management training. This training enhances the capabilities of the Federal, state, and local government, volunteer organizations, and the private sector to minimize theimpact of disasters on the American public. EMI curricula, including the Independent Study Program (ISP)…

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Preparing for Floods and Flash Floods

By Edward J Sheldon / January 8, 2020 / 0 Comments

Current weather forecasts are indicating much of Indiana could receive 2″-5″ of rain later this week. With the ground already wet, that rainfall could cause widespread flooding throughout the region. Some simple advance preparation will help you be ready for possible floods in your area. Know the flood warning system in your community, and be…

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Indiana Winter Road Conditions

By Edward J Sheldon / December 16, 2019 / 0 Comments

When traveling during snowy or icy conditions, please take your time, and check road conditions before your leave! The following websites provide real-time information for Indiana motorists: INDOT Highway Info 511This site provides road condition status of state and federal highways in Indiana. Winter driving conditions, road closures, construction information, and more are included on…

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Winter Holiday Personal Safety

By Edward J Sheldon / December 6, 2019 / 0 Comments

Source: Indiana Department of Homeland Security Cybercriminals, thieves, and road hazards can become real-life Scrooges this time of the year. Take some time to review safety tips that can help keep the season festive. Online Shopping Shopping online can be a great tool in finding the perfect holiday gifts. For the 2019 holiday season, 73…

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Tips to Keep Pets Safe for the Holidays

By Edward J Sheldon / November 21, 2019 / 0 Comments

Denise Derrer, BOAH Public Information Director INDIANAPOLIS (19 November 2019)—The holiday season is filled with special food, decorations and gatherings with relatives and friends. Some of that fun can be dangerous to pets. Each year many pets are rushed to emergency veterinary clinics over the holidays after often-preventable mishaps with food or decorations. Dr. Melissa…

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Keep Pets Safe and Warm this Winter

By Edward J Sheldon / November 6, 2019 / 0 Comments

INDIANAPOLIS —The days are getting shorter and colder weather is upon us. The Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) encourages pet owners to take steps to keep pets safe and warm this winter. Tips to Keep Pets Safe and Warm this Winter: Pet-proof the house. Most pets spend more time indoors during the winter.…

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Indiana counties enact burn bans

By Edward J Sheldon / September 24, 2019 / 0 Comments

Several Indiana counties, primarily in southern and southeastern regions of the state, have enacted open burning bans due to the dry weather conditions. Even if your county is not currently under a burn ban, always use caution when burning leaves, debris, or when enjoying a recreational fire! The Indiana Department of Homeland Security current burn…

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