Frye urges severe weather awareness

first_imgGreensburg, In. — Indiana’s weather can be unpredictable, especially during springtime. Already this year, spring floods and unseasonal snow have devastated large parts of our communities. As we enter the summer months, everyone should review severe weather safety tips. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security has prepared and assembled helpful, expert information on how to prepare for potential natural disasters.Thunderstorms, flooding, lightning and tornadoes can produce heavy rain, hail and strong winds that easily damage property. Be proactive in preparing yourself for these storms by parking vehicles under shelters to avoid hail damage or away from areas that easily flood. In case of emergency, have a portable preparedness kit ready to go at a moment’s notice. Kits should include at least one gallon of water per person, a three-day supply of non-perishable food, a flashlight, a first aid kit, a whistle to signal for help and a battery-powered or hand crank weather radio.With warmer temperatures, more Hoosiers will be spending time outdoors and staying up-to-date on life-threatening weather conditions is critical for staying safe. National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration Weather Radios send out special alarm tones to signal a watch or warning alerting listeners to take appropriate safety measures. These radios should be NOAA certified. You can purchase one at most local retail shops.If severe weather is expected in your area, seek out shelter with a strong foundation and monitor your weather radio. If you see lightning, do not touch the metal inside buildings and stay away from isolated trees. During a tornado or thunderstorm warning you should evacuate mobile homes and retreat to storm shelters and basements. Avoid standing next to windows as the glass might shatter. When flooding is a possibility, get to higher ground and make sure you know alternative escape routes in case one is blocked. Never drive your vehicle through high water.More information on severe weather can be found by visiting www.in.gov/dhs, following the “Get Prepared” tab on the left side of the page and select “Severe Weather.”Severe weather can hit without warning, and if you aren’t prepared, it could hinder your ability to make sound decisions. Review these tips and preparedness pages to help keep you and your family safe. Please contact me with any questions you may have at [email protected] or 317-234-3827.last_img read more

UPDATE: Postponed- Area Plan meeting to hear Landfill zoning

first_imgOriginal Story:The Decatur County Area Plan Commission will meet at 6:30 p on Wednesday, February 5th.  This is a time change from their regular schedule.  The Commission plans to discuss the petition to change zoning to allow for the future potential development of the landfill.  Doors will open at 6:15 Greensburg, IN—Update: The petition to hearing proposed zoning changes for the property to extend the landfill has been postponed.  We will continue to update you as information becomes available.  last_img read more