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September is National Preparedness Month: Week 3

It’s the third week of National Preparedness Month and what you do before a disaster can make a dramatic difference in your ability to cope with and recover from it.

September is National Preparedness Month: Week 2, Build a Kit

It’s the second week of National Preparedness Month, and the most effective way to handle any emergency is to first be prepared for it before it strikes.

September is National Preparedness Month: Prepare to Protect

As summer winds down, it’s time to welcome September. The entire month of September observes National Preparedness Month and recognize the importance of planning ahead to keep our communities, families, workplaces, and schools safe.

Pennsylvania's New “Move Over” Law In Effect

On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, the new “Move Over” Law went into effect in Pennsylvania.

Don't Forget to Spring Forward this Sunday

Daylight savings time begins at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 14. After setting your clocks forward an hour this weekend, check off a few items from this list to stay ahead of emergencies.

Test of IUP's Emergency Notification System to be Held on Wednesday, Feb. 17

The test will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. and will include text messaging, voice calls, email, and desktop alerts. Testing of the public address system will come at a later date.

National Burn Awareness Week Kicks Off

Nearly 500,000 people are treated for burns each year. The primary causes of injury include fire/flame, scalds, electrical, and chemical burns. The Pennsylvania Office of the State Fire Commissioner is encouraging Pennsylvanians to learn more about burn hazards, and how to avoid injury, in observance of National Burn Awareness Week, February 7–13, 2021.

COVID-19 Free Public Testing Clinic, February 13-17

In an effort to mitigate the local spread of COVID-19, the Department of Health will, once again, be offering free COVID-19 testing. Anyone is eligible to be tested, symptomatic or not.

Winter Storm Warning Issued for Wednesday; Heavy Snow Expected

A winter storm warning has been issued for Indiana County from 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 15, to 7:00 a.m. Thursday, December 16. Heavy snow accumulations of 7–12 inches are expected. Travel could be very difficult, with hazardous conditions affecting both the evening commute Wednesday and the morning commute Thursday.

Don't Forget to “Fall Back”

Daylight Savings Time ends at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 1, 2020. As we prepare our clocks to “fall back,” this is a chance to also prepare your home and family for emergencies.

National Preparedness Month, Week 4: Teach Youth about Preparedness

Week 4 of National Preparedness Month encourages parents to talk to their kids about preparing for disasters and emergencies and what to do in case they are separated. You are never too young to be prepared for an emergency.

National Preparedness Month, Week 3: Prepare for Disasters

It’s the third week of National Preparedness Month, and this week focuses on limiting the impacts that disasters have on you and your family.

National Preparedness Month, Week 2: Build Your Kit

Being prepared for any emergency is as simple as planning ahead and building an emergency kit. Assembling the supplies now that you might need following a disaster is an important part of your plan.

September is National Preparedness Month: Take Action to Prepare

National Preparedness Month, held annually in September, is a time to focus our attention on the importance of preparing our families, homes, workplace, and communities for natural and man-made disasters that threaten our lives and property. This year’s theme is “Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today.”

Coronavirus 2019-nCoV: What You Should Know

There are 11 total confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the US, but none in Pennsylvania. IUP has banned travel to China for official university business. Take precautions if you feel sick.