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The scoop on snowfall in the North Central US

By Edward J Sheldon / December 17, 2021 / 0 Comments

Monday, December 20, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. ET Are your dreams of a White Christmas likely to come true? What is the snowiest month of the year? How far into spring do you need to keep that snow shovel handy? This webinar will look at past snowfall and winter weather data for the north central…

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It’s time to winterize your home!

By Edward J Sheldon / November 22, 2021 / 0 Comments

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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Low-head Dam Safety

By Edward J Sheldon / August 2, 2021 / 0 Comments

Source: Indiana Department of Homeland Security; “Hoosier Responder” Magazine, June 2021 With more than 150 low-head dams cataloged in Indiana, local emergency management officials and response agencies are encouraged to share information about low-head dams, where they are and how best to avoid them. RECREATIONAL SAFETYA reoccurring theme of dam related deaths is that victims…

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Using Portable Generators Safely

By Edward J Sheldon / February 17, 2021 / 1 Comment

All of Indiana has been in a “deep freeze” the past several days, with the polar vortex bring cold and snowy conditions.  Fortunately, most of the state has avoided widespread power outages due to the weather, as has been seen in other states recently.  Sadly, one of the most common causes of death associated with…

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“Every Farmer Counts”: National Farm Safety & Health Week 2020

By Edward J Sheldon / August 26, 2020 / 0 Comments

The 2018 data for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the agricultural sector is still the most dangerous in America with 574 fatalities, or an equivalent of 23.4 deaths per 100,000 workers. Fall harvest time can be one of the busiest and most dangerous seasons of the year for the agriculture industry. For…

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AgriSafe Webinar – Mental Health in Farm and Ranch Country: How Communities Can Help

By Edward J Sheldon / July 13, 2020 / 0 Comments

Thursday, July 30, 20201:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT SummaryIn rural communities, the stigma associated with mental distress is hard to confront. Rural agricultural residents pride themselves as hard-working and dedicated to the land. These characteristics are sometimes in direct conflict with asking for help and self-care, leaving those around them at a loss for words and…

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Roots of the Soil: Land Succession Issues among African American Farm Families

By Edward J Sheldon / July 13, 2020 / 0 Comments

Webinar held 8, 2020CLICK HERE to access an archived video of the program. When we consider the word “preparedness” situations such as being ready for severe weather, having an emergency plan for our family or farm, or maintaining a stock of food and water for an extended power outage or snowstorm usually come to mind.…

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Lots of heat on the way for Indiana

By Edward J Sheldon / July 10, 2020 / 0 Comments

The “dog days” of summer are here! The National Weather Service is predicting a significant heat wave for much of the Midwest beginning about July 15 and extending several days.  Heat indexes of 100o or higher are expected, which will be the hottest stretch of weather so far this season.  Extremely hot weather can cause…

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Exercise Starter Kit for Workshop on Reconstituting Operations

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

FEMA has developed an Exercise Starter Kit with sample documents your organization can use to conduct your own planning workshop to navigate the complexities of returning to full operations during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The Exercise Starter Kit includes a sample facilitator guide and conduct slides that are designed to be adapted and customized…

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Epidemic Preparedness for Community Organizations: A Facilitated Process

By Edward J Sheldon / May 26, 2020 / 0 Comments

Join the Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) for a special webinar entitled Epidemic Preparedness for Community Organizations: A Facilitated Process! Wednesday May 27, 2020 1:00 pm EDT/12:00 CDT/11:00 MDT/10:00 PDTRegister at https://bit.ly/EDEN-SpecialWebinar-52720.  When EDEN’s Epidemic Preparedness for Community Organizations program was developed a few years ago, nobody was talking about coronavirus. But now, community organizations are serving their members…

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