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Indiana Weather and Climate Synopsis by County

Provides weather forecasts, summaries, historical data and outlooks for Indiana counties. Produced by University of Kentucky.

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The Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) 101 and Considerations for Partnering with EDEN

EDEN explains the how EDEN works, It's a recommended training for all delegates.

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Storms and Trees

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Animals and Animal Agriculture in Radiological Emergencies

What do you do with your animals in a radiological emergency? Dr. Julie Smith, University of Vermont Extension, and Curt Emanuel, Purdue Extension, will discuss the potential impacts and what you can do to prepared. Andrea Higdon, University of Kentucky, will moderate. Click here to join the live webinar as a guest. The room will open 15 minutes prior to the live event.

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New Drought Resources Help Communities Respond

Communities now have more tools to plan for and recover from drought. The Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) has worked with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (N VOAD) to develop two new tools. Today’s webinar will feature those resources. One is the Community Capacity Building Guide for Drought Response. This guide was finalized in January, 2016 after it had been piloted in New Mexico in 2015. Tom Dean and Jessica Smith, Extension specialists from New Mexico State University will talk about that pilot and show specific outcomes from the work done in Socorro County, NM. Steve Cain, Purdue Extension specialist and EDEN Homeland Security Project Director, will introduce the guide itself to show the process and tools that communities can use to assess their drought risks and prioritize actions. In addition, Cain will introduce a new disaster “Ask the Expert” and web resource system that is being tested and further developed by the USDA in cooperation with EDEN and N VOAD.

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Winter Storms - Purdue

The Purdue collection of winter storm resources from general preparation to response and recovery.

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Purdue Disaster Education Network

Educational resources to solve disaster-related problems.

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MOSQUITOES IN AND AROUND THE HOME

Describes enivornments where mosquitos breed, control strategies and protection for people and pets.

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Should I Quit Dairying Because of the Drought?

Publication walks dairy farmers through the decision-making process of considering shutting down operations due to a drought. Includes discussion of retirement, sale costs, future living arrangements, alternative incomes in addition to operational costs. 4 pages.

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Indiana COAD Guidance Manual

A hands on guide for communities ready to start the formation of a Community Organizations Active in Disaster.

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Floods Photo Gallery

An excellent visual representation of the effects of flooding.

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Coping with Storm-Damaged Trees

Advice for homeowners on saving and replacing trees damaged by storms.

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Plan Today for Tomorrow's Flood

A Flood Response Plan for Agricultural Retailers publication. Rare planning guide for making a farm flood-resistant

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Mad Cow Disease: Is It a Threat to the U.S. Food Supply?

Information on the time line of events, mad cow disease, BSE, food handling, food safety

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First Steps to Flood Recovery

Attractive, informative and puts truly "first step" information in the hands of the dazed recoveree. This Web page has been designed to support the printed publication by offering up-to-date Web links with more information.

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Gray Snow Mold

Describes gray snow mold and its effect on cool season turfgrass species in areas where there are extended periods of snow cover.

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Pink Snow Mold

Describes the effects of pink snow mold on all cool-season turfgrasses, particularly creeping bentgrass and annual bluegrass on golf courses.

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Purple Wagon

An in-depth resource for teaching children to cope with violent events in the world, includes fact sheets on helping child deal with traumatic events and peacemaker lesson plans.

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Biosecurity Tips for Extension Educators

Presents a list that should act as a guide for Extension Educators to explore options to respond to or plan ahead for community disasters.

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Mold: Overview

Provides basic information on what mold is and how to control it, as well as provides additional links to resource about mold and health concerns.

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Septic System Performance in Flooded and Soggy Soil Conditions

Discusses the use of a septic system before, during and after a flood.

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Dealing with Flood Damaged Turf

Advice for restoring turf damaged by floods and ice storms.

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Indiana Floods

Photo Gallery: Collection of photos taken in Vermillion County in Indiana's 2005 floods.

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Backgrounder: Tornadoes

Includes safety information and general information on tornados, including a description of the Fujita-Pearson Tornado Scale.

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Tornado Safety Tips

Information about what to do before a tornado, after a tornado, during a tornado. Includes information about tornado warning, watch, Emergency plan, supplies, Tornado Danger signs, mobile homes.

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Pasture grass fights wheat fungus danger to plants, animals, people

A western American pasture grass crossed with wheat can improve resistance to a fungus that can be toxic to plants, animals and people, according to Purdue University researchers.

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Stay south of thunderstorm paths, says Purdue scientist

Describes research on wind behavior during storms.

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Purdue experts say vigilance still needed for West Nile virus

Discusses prevelance of West Nile virus during late summer and early fall.

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Flood benefit: onslaught of disease-carrying mosquitoes delayed

Recommendations for mosquito control and prevention of West Nile virus

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Beware of contaminated well water due to recent flooding

Instructions for treating wells contaminated by floodwaters.

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Land development the big source of flooding problems, expert says

Explains how changes in natural landscapes contribute to flooding in the Midwest.

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Receding floodwaters leave soggy mess for homeowners

Advice on precautions for people returning to flood-damaged homes.

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Floods may affect water and soil quality, Purdue experts advise

Explains potential impact of floodwaters on drinking water, soil and plants.

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Recent rains cause 'flood' of garden and landscape concerns

Contaminated floodwaters could taint garden produce. Landscape plants may be able to recover

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Flooding could turn Indiana cropfields into watery graves

Excess rainfall could reduce corn and soybean yields.

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Corn & Soybean Loss From Floods & Ponding

Offers detailed pictures of damaged crops after the torrential rains that saturated parts of Indiana in early July 2003.

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Purdue Extension serves at the front line against agroterrorism

Farmers are familiar with natural threats, pests, weeds, bad weather, and are used to dealing with them. However, when the threat is unknown or suspicious, producers say they expect to turn to a familiar resource for help.

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Producing Emergency or Supplemental Forage for Livestock

When winter injury impairs forage crop stands, drought decreases forage crop yields, or additional livestock immediately increase forage needs, some nontraditional crops or nontraditional uses of commonly grown crops should be considered. The selection and management of emergency or supplemental forage crops require special consideration.

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Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)

Explains the pathology of chronic wasting disease and its orgins in the United States.

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Food Safety and Science

resources that correspond to Bite 3 - Food safety and science. Many sections have downloadable charts that may be used as a handout during a group activity or as an aid for a project member preparing an action or formal demonstration.

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Rural Security Planning: Protecting Family, Friends, and Farm

One of the Purdue Pesticide Programsʼ publications, this one examines the statement, "Donʼt let vandals, extremists, or terrorists send you reeling. Act now to minimize your risk of becoming a victim. Spend time and effort NOW to identify assets and areas on your farm that might be targeted. Donʼt let intruders turn your operation topsy-turvy."

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Foot-and-Mouth Disease

This is a factsheet that answers questions about foot-and-mouth disease and explains how BSE (mad cow disease) is different.

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What you should do if your water well has been flooded

Provides information on how to disinfect and test a well after a flood. Includes link to illustrated guide.

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