Bartholomew County Emergency Management

Bartholomew County Emergency Management Our Mission is to educate and prepare our community to protect lives and property in the event of a disaster.

Back OpenCity Utilities advised they will have Laurel Dr between McCullough LN/Central Ave closed due to putting in a ne...
09/14/2021

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City Utilities advised they will have Laurel Dr between McCullough LN/Central Ave closed due to putting in a new service line. It should be back open by noon. Please avoid this area.

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City Utilities advised they will have Laurel Dr between McCullough LN/Central Ave closed due to putting in a new service line. It should be back open by noon. Please avoid this area.

County Road 750 East between State Road 46 and 200 South will be closed to traffic Monday, September 13th, 2021 beginnin...
09/13/2021

County Road 750 East between State Road 46 and 200 South will be closed to traffic Monday, September 13th, 2021 beginning at 8am until approximately 3pm for asphalt overlay. Please avoid the area during this time.

County Road 750 East between State Road 46 and 200 South will be closed to traffic Monday, September 13th, 2021 beginning at 8am until approximately 3pm for asphalt overlay. Please avoid the area during this time.

09/12/2021

Effective Monday, Columbus Regional Health will be suspending surgical procedures that are non-urgent, non-emergent and can be delayed safely for the patient. Due to the continued surge in hospitalizations, we must do this to conserve and reallocate critical resources, such as staff, hospital beds and medical equipment and supplies.
Learn more ⬇

https://www.crh.org/news/2021/09/10/columbus-regional-health-suspends-all-elective-surgeries-and-procedures-in-surgical-services-endoscopy-center-and-outpatient-cath-lab

09/11/2021
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09/09/2021

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Get ready for Fall weather hazards by visiting our Fall Safety website! weather.gov/wrn/fall-safety #WeatherReady #INwx #nwsind

09/08/2021

The line of storms, with lots of lightning, created two outages with 74 members without power. Crews are out working. Thank you for your patience.

Did you know that September is National Emergency Preparedness Month?  Now is a good time to check the contents of your ...
09/06/2021

Did you know that September is National Emergency Preparedness Month?

Now is a good time to check the contents of your kit for expired items or replace batteries.

Don't have a kit? Now is a good time to get one.

A basic emergency supplies kit could include the following recommended items:

Water (one gallon per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation)

Food (at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food)

Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert

Flashlight

First aid kit

Extra batteries

Whistle (to signal for help)

Dust mask (to help filter contaminated air)

Plastic sheeting and duct tape (to shelter in place)

Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties (for personal sanitation)

Manual can opener (for food)

Local maps

Cell phone chargers and a backup battery

Did you know that September is National Emergency Preparedness Month?

Now is a good time to check the contents of your kit for expired items or replace batteries.

Don't have a kit? Now is a good time to get one.

A basic emergency supplies kit could include the following recommended items:

Water (one gallon per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation)

Food (at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food)

Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert

Flashlight

First aid kit

Extra batteries

Whistle (to signal for help)

Dust mask (to help filter contaminated air)

Plastic sheeting and duct tape (to shelter in place)

Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties (for personal sanitation)

Manual can opener (for food)

Local maps

Cell phone chargers and a backup battery

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09/05/2021

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Studies show that while natural immunity can help lessen the symptoms if you were to get COVID-19 again, getting vaccinated offers a higher protection.

Do yourself and your loved ones a favor and schedule your shot at ourshot.in.gov.

Photos from Honolulu Department of Emergency Management's post
09/04/2021

Photos from Honolulu Department of Emergency Management's post

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09/03/2021

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The facts remain that getting a #COVID19 vaccine helps prevent hospitalization and death.

Your chances of getting COVID-19 are more likely because of the Delta variant.

Schedule your test today at ourshot.in.gov

Columbus Utilities will be working on California St. between 12th and 13th street today.The road will be closed to all b...
09/01/2021

Columbus Utilities will be working on California St. between 12th and 13th street today.The road will be closed to all but emergency traffic. Thank you for avoiding this area.

Columbus Utilities will be working on California St. between 12th and 13th street today.The road will be closed to all but emergency traffic. Thank you for avoiding this area.

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09/01/2021

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When storms blow in, our crews head out to fix damaged equipment and restore power. If you see lineworkers along the side of the road, give them the space they need to work safely. #MoveOver

Road Closed due to an accident on south Gladstone just south of Marr Rd.  Accident investigation is ongoing.  Please avo...
08/30/2021

Road Closed due to an accident on south Gladstone just south of Marr Rd. Accident investigation is ongoing. Please avoid the area and find an alternate route this morning.

Road Closed due to an accident on south Gladstone just south of Marr Rd. Accident investigation is ongoing. Please avoid the area and find an alternate route this morning.

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08/30/2021

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Breakthrough cases are updated on Thursdays.

Your risk of getting seriously ill or dying from COVID-19 is drastically reduced when you receive the vaccine.

Find one now at ourshot.in.gov

08/28/2021

The storms created three separate outages with 258 out of power. Crews are working. Thank you for your patience.

...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM EDT THISEVENING...* WHAT...Heat index values between 100 and 105 expe...
08/26/2021

...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...
* WHAT...Heat index values between 100 and 105 expected.
* WHERE...Portions of central, east central, north central,
south central, southeast, southwest and west central Indiana.
* WHEN...From noon today to 8 PM EDT this evening.
* IMPACTS...Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat
illnesses to occur.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out
of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young
children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles
under any circumstances.
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when
possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational
Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent
rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone
overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.
Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.

...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...
* WHAT...Heat index values between 100 and 105 expected.
* WHERE...Portions of central, east central, north central,
south central, southeast, southwest and west central Indiana.
* WHEN...From noon today to 8 PM EDT this evening.
* IMPACTS...Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat
illnesses to occur.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out
of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young
children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles
under any circumstances.
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when
possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational
Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent
rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone
overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.
Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.

08/25/2021

The National Weather Service in Indianapolis has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
Southwestern Shelby County in central Indiana...
Southern Johnson County in central Indiana...
Northeastern Brown County in south central Indiana...
Northern Bartholomew County in central Indiana...

* Until 100 PM EDT.

* At 1224 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located 7 miles south of
Franklin, or 13 miles northwest of Columbus, moving southeast at 30
mph.

HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts.

SOURCE...Radar indicated.

IMPACT...Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

* This severe thunderstorm will be near...
Edinburgh around 1230 PM EDT.
Taylorsville around 1240 PM EDT.

Other locations in the path of this severe thunderstorm include
Clifford and Columbus.

This includes Interstate 65 between mile markers 69 and 90.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
building.

Continuous cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm.
Move indoors immediately. Lightning is one of nature's leading
killers. Remember, if you can hear thunder, you are close enough to
be struck by lightning.

08/25/2021

While the primary threat for today is the hot and humid conditions, isolated storms are expected late this afternoon through the early overnight hours with a few strong to severe storms possible. The primary threat will be heavy rain and damaging winds with lightning a threat in any thunderstorm.

...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM TO 8 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...* WHAT...For the first Heat Advisory, heat index values up ...
08/25/2021

...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM TO 8 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...
* WHAT...For the first Heat Advisory, heat index values up to
105. For the second Heat Advisory, heat index values up to 105
expected.
* WHERE...Portions of central, east central, north central,
south central, southeast, southwest and west central Indiana.
* WHEN...For the first Heat Advisory, until 8 PM EDT this
evening. For the second Heat Advisory, from 2 PM to 8 PM EDT
Wednesday.
* IMPACTS...Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat
illnesses to occur.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...heat stress is cumulative over multiple hot
days, which may cause heat illness to occur more easily. Take
precautions and remain alert for signs of heat illness.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out
of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young
children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles
under any circumstances.
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when
possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational
Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent
rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone
overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.
Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.

...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM TO 8 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...
* WHAT...For the first Heat Advisory, heat index values up to
105. For the second Heat Advisory, heat index values up to 105
expected.
* WHERE...Portions of central, east central, north central,
south central, southeast, southwest and west central Indiana.
* WHEN...For the first Heat Advisory, until 8 PM EDT this
evening. For the second Heat Advisory, from 2 PM to 8 PM EDT
Wednesday.
* IMPACTS...Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat
illnesses to occur.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...heat stress is cumulative over multiple hot
days, which may cause heat illness to occur more easily. Take
precautions and remain alert for signs of heat illness.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out
of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young
children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles
under any circumstances.
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when
possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational
Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent
rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone
overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.
Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.

08/24/2021

The heat tomorrow will again cause issues across central Indiana prompting a heat advisory from 2pm to 8pm. Heat Indices will reach up to 107 degrees at times during the afternoon to early evening hours. Wear light colors, limit outdoor exposure, and stay hydrated! #INwx

08/24/2021

ROAD CLOSURE - State Road 9 in Bartholomew County

INDOT contractor Paul H Rohe Company will be closing State Road 9 for a small structure replacement over Horse Creek beginning on or after Thursday, August 26.

The road will be closed between Schaefer Dr and Hartsville Pike through late September. Motorists should seek an alternate route. The official detour will follow State Road 252, I-65, U.S. 31 and State Road 46.

Photos from US National Weather Service Indianapolis Indiana's post
08/24/2021

Photos from US National Weather Service Indianapolis Indiana's post

.HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM EDTTHIS EVENING...* WHAT...Heat index values up to 103 expecte...
08/24/2021

.HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM EDT
THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Heat index values up to 103 expected.

* WHERE...Portions of central, east central, north central,
south central, southeast, southwest and west central Indiana.

* WHEN...From 2 PM this afternoon to 8 PM EDT this evening.

* IMPACTS...Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat
illnesses to occur.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out
of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young
children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles
under any circumstances.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when
possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational
Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent
rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone
overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.
Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.

.HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM EDT
THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Heat index values up to 103 expected.

* WHERE...Portions of central, east central, north central,
south central, southeast, southwest and west central Indiana.

* WHEN...From 2 PM this afternoon to 8 PM EDT this evening.

* IMPACTS...Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat
illnesses to occur.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out
of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young
children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles
under any circumstances.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when
possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational
Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent
rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone
overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.
Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.

Reminder!  Take the appropriate precautions if you must be outside.
08/24/2021

Reminder! Take the appropriate precautions if you must be outside.

Hot conditions expected today and Wednesday. Take extra precautions if working or spending extended time outside.

Another vaccine clinic location for tomorrow.
08/24/2021

Another vaccine clinic location for tomorrow.

The Pfizer vaccine is now FDA approved.

Get vaccinated this Friday, August 27 at the mobile clinic at Ivy Tech, located at 4475 Central Avenue. Anyone age 12 or older can get the vaccine.

You may register by calling Windrose Health at (317) 680-9901.

https://covid19communitytaskforce.org/vaccines/

339 PM EDT Mon Aug 23 2021...Hot and Humid Next Few Days...Peak afternoon heat index values Tuesday through Thursday wil...
08/23/2021

339 PM EDT Mon Aug 23 2021

...Hot and Humid Next Few Days...

Peak afternoon heat index values Tuesday through Thursday will be
as high as 100 to 105 degrees across much of central Indiana. This
can cause heat illness with prolonged exposure. Heat illness can
overtake you quickly.

Take steps to limit your time outside during the heat of the day
this week. Dress in light colored clothing, drink plenty of water,
and do not forget to check on those especially vulnerable to heat
illness, including young children, the elderly, and those with
chronic medical conditions, or those without access to air
conditioning. Finally, keep a close watch on pets and ensure they
have access to a cool area and plenty of water.

339 PM EDT Mon Aug 23 2021

...Hot and Humid Next Few Days...

Peak afternoon heat index values Tuesday through Thursday will be
as high as 100 to 105 degrees across much of central Indiana. This
can cause heat illness with prolonged exposure. Heat illness can
overtake you quickly.

Take steps to limit your time outside during the heat of the day
this week. Dress in light colored clothing, drink plenty of water,
and do not forget to check on those especially vulnerable to heat
illness, including young children, the elderly, and those with
chronic medical conditions, or those without access to air
conditioning. Finally, keep a close watch on pets and ensure they
have access to a cool area and plenty of water.

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