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Have a great and safe Independence Day!

Don’t make a trip to the emergency room the “highlight” of your 4th of July – celebrate safely this Independence Day weekend! Check out the fireworks safety tips below from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security and the National Fire Protection Association. Also, please be aware that recent dry weather across much of the state…

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Heat Forecast Tools Explained

Source: National Weather Service Very hot conditions are forecasted for most of the upcoming week. With that forecast we’ll be hearing the terms “heat index”, “heat risk”, and even “Wet Bulb Globe Temperature” from meteorologists on our local news a lot in the coming days. To better understand these terms, the National Weather Service has…

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Managing Farm Risk

Purdue Extension Webinar Series NOTE: While INdiana PREPared usually focuses on “physical” threats such as tornadoes, fires, floods, and workplace or home safety issues, there are many other risks facing farm families that can have major impact on your operation and your family’s well-being. Just as you should prepare for a major storm or fire,…

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Planting season is here; remain alert to large farm equipment on Indiana roads

Source: Indiana State Department of Agriculture INDIANA (April 21, 2022) — Planting season is quickly approaching for Indiana’s 94,000 farmers. With the warm weather and sunshine, Hoosier motorists will also see more large slow-moving farm equipment traveling Indiana’s rural roads and highways. The Indiana State Department of Agriculture, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, Indiana Department…

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Indiana Severe Weather and Flood Preparedness Week 2022

SOURCE: National Weather Service – Indianapolis Governor Eric Holcomb has proclaimed March 13-19, 2022 to be Severe Weather Preparedness Week in the state of Indiana. The National Weather Service, in conjunction with the Indiana State Police, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, the Indiana Department of Education, the Indiana Broadcasters Association, the American Red Cross, and Amateur Radio Operators will conduct a statewide test of communication systems…

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Recent News

Gov. Holcomb Announces More Steps to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

March 16, 2020

Source: State of Indiana March 16, 2020 INDIANAPOLIS — In a continuing effort to slow the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Governor Eric J. Holcomb has announced additional efforts. The governor and other state officials will conduct a COVID-19 briefing today at 2:30 p.m. in the south atrium of the Indiana Statehouse with the latest…

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March 15-21, 2020 is Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Indiana

March 15, 2020

Source: National Weather Service Update – March 17 Due to ongoing and widespread concerns, it has been decided to cancel the statewide tornado drill that was set for Wednesday morning, March 18. This is still a good time to review your severe weather safety plan! www.ready.gov/plan #inwx #SvrWxPrepWeek The National Weather Service, in conjunction with the Indiana State Police,…

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USDA announces action plan for African swine fever

March 9, 2020

Source: USDA APHIS WASHINGTON, March 6, 2020 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, Greg Ibach today announced additional measures to control and eradicate African Swine Fever (ASF) if the virus is ever detected in the U.S.  “First and foremost, USDA is committed to doing all it can to…

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