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Tips to Keep Your Pets Safe During the Holidays

Denise Derrer, BOAH Public Information Director (This article was originally released by the Indiana State Board of Animal Health in 2019.) 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…

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The scoop on snowfall in the North Central US

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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National Weather Service Update on Winter Weather Initiatives

Source: National Weather Service Winter Weather Program. Program recorded October 26, 2021. The National Weather Service Winter Weather Program staff highlighted updates to initiatives and watch/warning efforts in regards to winter weather issues during this webinar. This year’s webinar covered many topics, including updates to the Probabilistic Snow pages and graphics, future Impact-Based Warning tags…

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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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National Preparedness Month: Build a Kit

September 9, 2020

September is National Preparedness Month. Each week this month, National Preparedness Month will highlight easy-to-follow steps that your family can take to improve preparedness at home. This week, the theme is Make A Kit. After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having your own food, water and other…

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September is National Preparedness Month

September 1, 2020

Source: Indiana Department of Homeland Security Like an uninvited guest, disasters have a way of showing up when we least expect them. In recognition of National Preparedness Month, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) encourages Hoosiers to spend the month of September talking with their friends and family about planning and preparing for all…

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

August 26, 2020

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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