Springtime in Indiana means warmer weather, but one of the downsides is an increased risk for flooding as local streams swell with runoff from melting snow and ice. Indiana Electric Cooperatives says that this is a good time of year …Read More.
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Many people don’t realize that farming is one of the most dangerous occupations. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says that during 2008, the most recent year for statistics, one in every six fatal workplace injuries in Indiana …Read More.
The arrival of spring weather in Indiana means early flowers and green grass. It also means spring thunderstorms that streak the sky with lightning. “Although lightning is beautiful, it presents a deadly hazard,” said Rick Coons CEO, of Indiana Electric Cooperatives. While we …Read More.
The candles, the decorations, the tree, a scenic drive … they’re all the things that make the holidays special. Sadly, they can also create hazards if certain safety measures aren’t considered. “Too often we see the holidays turn tragic for …Read More.
As the holidays approach, our imaginations are filled with images of perfectly lighted trees and homes welcoming us with twinkling lights and decorations. But in the rush to create the light display of our dreams, we often overlook the precautions …Read More.
Most teenagers would never consider the morning rush before school life-threatening. But some could be risking their safety or the safety of their family without realizing it. Here’s how: using hair dryers, straighteners or curling irons while standing on the …Read More.
While catastrophic events like tornadoes and fires ravage homes in little time, floodwaters can rise quickly but take days to subside. Victims must wait patiently for water to recede before returning home to start rebuilding their lives. Although it may …Read More.
Mother Nature is not known for being predictable when it comes to spring weather in the Midwest. Because of that, it is best for Indiana residents to prepare for the worst. “Our community has experienced the wrath of tornadoes in …Read More.
Multiple extension cords plugged into a single outlet caused a fire that took the lives of a Decatur, Ind., couple in 2011. A lamp in an upstairs clothes closet sparked a recent Indianapolis house fire. And an electrical appliance or …Read More.
If you’re one of the billions worldwide expecting a visit from Santa Claus this season, take heed. The elves at the North Pole News Bureau are working to separate myth from mirth when it comes to keeping holidays merry and …Read More.