Natural hazards cannot be prevented, but how Hoosiers prepare for them can make a big difference in preserving property and protecting lives when dangerous weather or unsafe conditions occur.
- Severe Weather
- Extreme Heat
- Dry Weather
Long periods of dry weather, including droughts, can cause many issues, ranging from poor crop yields to restrictions on personal water use. These conditions increase the potential for fires, and Hoosiers should stay aware and practice safety precautions to keep their communities safe.
- Winter Weather
The cold weather months can be challenging with winter storms and extremely cold temperatures common in Indiana. Know what to do to stay safe and warm all year round with winter safety tips.
Although earthquakes are not frequent in Indiana, the state does experience them with some regularity. Increase your awareness of what to do before, during and after earthquakes.
- Low-Head Dams
Low-head dams may not appear dangerous, but the power of rushing water over these man-made structures can be deadly. Escaping the waters near a low-head dam is nearly impossible, and so Hoosiers should learn how to recognize these dams and how to stay safe around them.