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Winter is here!

December 18, 2023

Weather forecasters call December 1 the start of "meteorological" winter.  The calendar and winter solstice say winter officially begins December 21.  Either way, the season is here or very close!

So far, we have had mild conditions, but at some point that will almost certainly change.  For the next 3+ months we can expect the possibility of snow, ice, and extreme cold.

Check out Indiana PREPared's seasonal information at our Winter Resources page.  This site contains includes links to current weather information, both Indiana and national, plenty of PREPnotes and PREPclips that highlight winter weather challenges, and a variety of other resources.  Click the box below or the Quick Link above to access the site.

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Emergency Preparedness for Rural Families

January 2, 2024

Extension to host multistate emergency preparedness workshop for rural families An upcoming four-part extension workshop for women in agriculture will focus on emergency preparedness for rural families. The program will be a 4-part series, held at numerous locations across Nebraska and Indiana. The series will focus on farm and ranch emergency management, first aid, fire…

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Preparing for Floods and Flash Floods

March 31, 2023

Some simple advance preparation will help you be ready for possible floods in your area. Fire hazards During a flood, fire danger is increased. In addition. fire departments may be unable to get to fires through high water. Watch for these fire hazards on your property: Before floodwaters crest, turn off the main power switch…

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Tractors require extra caution in winter

December 20, 2022

SOURCE: This article was written by Angie Johnson, farm and ranch safety coordinator for North Dakota State University Extension. In addition to her Extension duties, Angie is a cattle and sheep farmer who fully understands the challenges of agricultural work in cold conditions. We thank Angie and NDSU for allowing us to share this great…

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Winter Heating Season is Here, But It’s Not Too Late to Prepare

December 16, 2022

Source: Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor High energy prices and resulting heating bills will challenge many Indiana families this winter. With bitterly cold temperatures in the forecast for the holiday season, check out these tips to assist with high heating bills provided by the Indiana Office of the Utility Consumer Counselor. If you, a…

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