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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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Using Portable Generators Safely

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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EMA Appreciation Week

February 28, 2020

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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Proclamation

Grain Bin Safety Awareness Week (Feb. 16-23)

February 7, 2020

TO:                  County ANR Extension Educators FROM:            Bill Field, Extension Safety Specialist DATE:            February 7, 2020 RE:                  Grain Bin Safety Awareness Week, February 16-23, 2020       Many of you are aware that there have been several grain bin entrapments in the state over the past couple of months. It’s not a good way to start off…

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USDA Designates Three Indiana Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

January 30, 2020

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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