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Spring has sprung and severe weather is sure to follow!
March 31, 2023
For many folks, spring is our favorite season. The rising temperatures, longer days, and grass turning green always tends to brighten everyone's outlook. Unfortunately, spring also produces some of our most volatile and dangerous weather conditions. Severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, and flooding happen every spring in Indiana, resulting in property damage and, all too often, injuries and deaths.
Refresh your knowledge of spring weather preparedness by checking out our PREPclip feature National Weather Service meteorologist Sam Lashley.
Preparing for Floods and Flash Floods
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…Read More »
Access to Animal Medications: Plan Ahead for Changes Coming this Summer
By Debbie Boyd, DVM; Indiana State Board of Animal Health Changes are coming to the way certain antibiotics will be available to animal owners by June 11, 2023. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been taking steps to improve the judicious use of antibiotics in humans and animals. For animal owners, the next…Read More »
Tractors require extra caution in winter
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…Read More »
Winter Heating Season is Here, But It’s Not Too Late to Prepare
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…Read More »
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