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Learn via Online Training about CoCoRaHS and Winter Precipitation Reporting

Source: National Weather Service – Indianapolis Weather Forecast Office CoCoRaHS is an acronym for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network.  CoCoRaHS is a unique, non-profit, community-based network of volunteers of all ages and backgrounds working together to measure and map precipitation (rain, hail and snow).   By using low-cost measurement tools, stressing training and education,…

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Indiana Winter Road Conditions and Travel Information

Although we haven’t seen much wintry weather yet, it’s only a matter of time before ice, sleet, and snow will create hazardous driving conditions. 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…

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It’s time to winterize your home!

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

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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Low-head Dam Safety

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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Dry weather causing Indiana counties to enact burn bans

September 22, 2020

A few Indiana counties have already enacted open burning bans due to the dry weather conditions we are experiencing. 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 ban map can be…

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National Preparedness Month: Teach Youth About Preparedness

September 22, 2020

Source: FEMA September is National Preparedness Month. Each week, National Preparedness Month will highlight easy-to-follow steps that your family can take to improve preparedness at home. This week, the theme is “Teach Youth About Preparedness.” Disasters affect everyone, and it’s important to include our children in preparing for emergencies, including COVID-19. According to research published by FEMA’s Individual…

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Maintenance Is Crucial to Prevent Combine Fires

September 18, 2020

Harvest 2020 in Indiana and other Midwestern states is starting very dry! Much of Indiana is currently rated as “abnormally dry” or even “moderate drought” and very little if any precipitation is in the near-term forecast. Combine fires cost farmers millions of dollars in damages every harvest, and in dry years such as 2020, the…

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