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National Weather Service Update on Winter Weather Initiatives

By Edward J Sheldon / December 9, 2021 / 0 Comments

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

By Edward J Sheldon / December 7, 2021 / 0 Comments

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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It’s time to winterize your home!

By Edward J Sheldon / November 22, 2021 / 0 Comments

Source: “Winterizing Your Home” PREPnote, available for download at https://www.purdue.edu/engineering/ABE/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

By Edward J Sheldon / November 10, 2021 / 0 Comments

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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National Fire Prevention Week – October 3-9: “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety”

By Edward J Sheldon / October 4, 2021 / 0 Comments

Sources: Indiana Department of Homeland Security & National Fire Protection Association This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme is “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety.” Knowing how to respond to the sounds of different alarms can make the difference between life and death, so remember: Hear a Beep, Get On Your Feet! The Sounds of Fire…

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Purdue releases 2020 Indiana Farm Fatality Summary before National Farm Safety and Health Week

By Edward J Sheldon / September 16, 2021 / 0 Comments

Fall harvest time can be one of the busiest and most dangerous seasons of the year for the agricultural industry.  For this reason, September 19-25, 2021 is being recognized as National Farm Safety & Health Week, which has been observed the third week of September since 1944, when President Roosevelt proclaimed the first event.  The…

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Proper Maintenance Is Crucial to Prevent Combine Fires

By Edward J Sheldon / September 13, 2021 / 0 Comments

Harvest 2021 in Indiana is well underway! With warmer than normal and dry conditions forecasted for most of September, the potential for combine fires will increase. Combine fires cost farmers millions of dollars in damages every harvest. As harvest ramps up, be proactive and prevent or reduce the chance of combine fires before they happen!!…

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Low-head Dam Safety

By Edward J Sheldon / August 2, 2021 / 0 Comments

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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Hobby Flock Owners Should Keep Their Poultry Safe from Unknown Bird Ailment

By Edward J Sheldon / June 28, 2021 / 0 Comments

Source: Indiana State Board of Animal Health In light of recent reports of sick and dying songbirds throughout the state, veterinarians with the Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) are encouraging hobby flock owners to take steps to protect their poultry. Late last week, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) advised Hoosiers to…

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INPREP Flood Resources for Educators and Media

By Edward J Sheldon / June 24, 2021 / 0 Comments

The National Weather Service is predicting heavy rains for the next several days, especially over northwest portions of Indiana. As shown on the map below, some areas could receive 6″-8″ of rain over the next few days. These rains could cause widespread flooding and flash flooding conditions, especially in areas that still have saturated soils…

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