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.

Indiana Department of Homeland Security
11/03/2020

Indiana Department of Homeland Security

If you are going to the polls today, always remember:

If you see something suspicious, say something to local law enforcement.

While you should not be afraid to go vote today, this is always a good practice in any situation in public! #SeeSomethingSaySomething

Bartholomew County Clerk Jay Phelps
11/03/2020

Bartholomew County Clerk Jay Phelps

Good Morning and Happy Election Day,

The poll workers have checked in, and they are ready to greet you at the vote center locations. Please remember, you can vote at any of these twelve locations below.

We will have up-to-the-minute election results beginning at 6:30p.m. www.bartholomew.in.gov.

I will be providing voter turnout updates throughout the day on this page, so please stay tuned.

If you have any questions, please call us directly at (812) 379-1604 and we will assist you.

Have a wonderful day and go vote!

339 AM EST Sun Nov 1 2020...WINDY CONDITIONS TODAY...Strong gusty winds will develop today. Expect winds out of thenorth...
11/01/2020

339 AM EST Sun Nov 1 2020

...WINDY CONDITIONS TODAY...

Strong gusty winds will develop today. Expect winds out of the
northwest sustained at 15 to 25 MPH with frequent gusts of 30 to
40 MPH. Isolated higher gusts will be possible, and the strongest
winds will be more likely the further north you are.

These winds will cause unsecured outdoor objects and holiday
decorations to be blown about, and may cause driving difficulties
for high profile vehicles.

Indiana Department of Health
10/30/2020

Indiana Department of Health

The latest #COVID19 case information for #Indiana is now available on the Indiana Department of Health website.

Here are the updated numbers:
🔹 Total positive cases: 175,893
🔹 Total deaths: 4,050
🔹 Tests administered: 2,863,919

Learn more ➡️ http://coronavirus.IN.gov

For comprehensive information from Regenstrief Institute, Inc. regarding COVID-19 hospitalizations, click here: https://www.regenstrief.org/covid-dashboard/

FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 9 AM EDT SATURDAY...* WHAT...Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 30 degrees expect...
10/30/2020

FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 9 AM EDT SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 30 degrees expected.

* WHERE...Rush, Bartholomew, Decatur, Jackson and Jennings
Counties.

* WHEN...From 4 AM to 9 AM EDT Saturday.

* IMPACTS...Frost and freeze conditions will kill crops, other
sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor
plumbing.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. To prevent
freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes they should
be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly. Those that have
in-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover above-
ground pipes to protect them from freezing.

Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation
10/29/2020

Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation

As an FYI to our BCSC families and in case you were not able to join us in person or virtually on our BCSC Youtube Channel, the BCSC Board of Trustees recently approved revisions to our corporation’s 2020-2021 Reopening Plan during a regular School Board Meeting on Monday, October 19.

Please see the following statement from Dr. Roberts at https://www.bcscschools.org/additionalreopening.

10/29/2020

...FLOOD WATCH IS CANCELLED...

The Flood Watch for portions of central Indiana, south central
Indiana, southeast Indiana and southwest Indiana, including the
following areas, in central Indiana, Bartholomew and Decatur. In
south central Indiana, Brown, Jackson, Lawrence and Monroe. In
southeast Indiana, Jennings. In southwest Indiana, Daviess, Greene,
Knox and Martin has been cancelled.

The Flood Watch is cancelled. Flooding is no longer expected to pose
a threat. Please continue to heed remaining road closures.

Don't forget to change your clocks back one (1) hour this Sunday, Nov 1, at 2:00 a.m.  It's also a good time to change t...
10/28/2020

Don't forget to change your clocks back one (1) hour this Sunday, Nov 1, at 2:00 a.m. It's also a good time to change the batteries in your smoke alarms!

10/28/2020
Indiana Department of Health
10/28/2020

Indiana Department of Health

The latest #COVID19 case information for #Indiana is now available on the Indiana Department of Health website.
Here are the updated numbers:
🔹 Total positive cases: 169,112
🔹 Total deaths: 3,991
🔹 Tests administered: 2,783,748
Learn more ➡️ http://coronavirus.IN.gov
For comprehensive information from Regenstrief Institute, Inc. regarding COVID-19 hospitalizations, click here: https://www.regenstrief.org/covid-dashboard/

Bartholomew County COVID-19 Task Force – Statement on Halloween ActivitiesAs COVID-19 cases and community spread positiv...
10/28/2020

Bartholomew County COVID-19 Task Force – Statement on Halloween Activities

As COVID-19 cases and community spread positivity rates continue to rise, the COVID-19 Community Task Force of Bartholomew County urges residents to observe safe practices in Halloween celebrations and activities. In an effort to do all we can to limit the spread of coronavirus through activities commonly associated with Halloween, residents, business and organizations are encouraged to refrain from traditional Halloween activities that pose a high or moderate risk of viral spread.

High- and moderate-risk Halloween celebrations include, but are not limited to, traditional residential trick-or-treating – where treats are handed out and received with close-contact – and indoor costume parties and gatherings where masking and social distancing is not followed. Halloween celebrations that pose a minimal risk include virtual gatherings, carving pumpkins, and treat scavenger hunts with the members of the same household.

More examples of minimal- to high-risk activities, as identified by the CDC can be found through the COVID-19 Community Task Force website at https://covid19communitytaskforce.org/halloween/

Residents who have COVID-19 or who may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 should not participate in in-person Halloween festivities and should not give out candy to trick-or-treaters under any circumstances.

Residents who decide to engage in trick-or-treat activities should observe the following:

• Avoid direct contact with trick-or-treaters.
• Only give out treats outdoors.
• Set up a station or table with individually bagged treats for kids to take.
• Sanitize hands before handling treats.
• Wear a mask.
• If the above cannot be followed, residents should refrain from participating

In addition, trick-or-treaters should:

• Wear a cloth mask or face covering (this does not include a plastic costume mask)
• Maintain social and physical distancing of 6 feet from others
• Sanitize hands frequently
• Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds prior to consuming any treats

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY AFTERNOON...The National Weather Service in Indianapolis ha...
10/28/2020

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...
The National Weather Service in Indianapolis has issued a
* Flood Watch for portions of central Indiana, south central
Indiana, southeast Indiana and southwest Indiana, including the
following areas, in central Indiana, Bartholomew and Decatur. In
south central Indiana, Brown, Jackson, Lawrence and Monroe. In
southeast Indiana, Jennings. In southwest Indiana, Daviess,
Greene, Knox and Martin.
* From this evening through Thursday afternoon.
* Persistent moderate to at times heavy rain tonight and Thursday
morning across southern counties of central Indiana. Rainfall
totals of 2-3 inches with local amounts of 3-4 inches possible.
* Flooding of roads and low-lying areas is possible.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
Monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings.
Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take
action should flooding develop. Use extra caution if driving at
night.

US National Weather Service Indianapolis Indiana
10/27/2020

US National Weather Service Indianapolis Indiana

Tropical moisture associated with Hurricane Zeta in conjunction with an upper level trough could lead to extended periods of heavy rain over portions of central Indiana Wednesday night through Thursday. Rain amounts in excess of 3 inches are possible. #INwx

Indiana Department of Health
10/26/2020

Indiana Department of Health

The latest #COVID19 case information for Indiana is now available on the Indiana Department of Health website.

Here are the updated numbers:

🔹 Total positive cases: 164,581
🔹 Total deaths: 3,907
🔹 Tests administered: 2,734,945

Learn more ➡️ coronavirus.IN.gov

For comprehensive information from Regenstrief Institute, Inc. regarding COVID-19 hospitalizations, click here: https://www.regenstrief.org/covid-dashboard/

US National Weather Service Indianapolis Indiana
10/23/2020

US National Weather Service Indianapolis Indiana

Scattered showers and storms have begun to form across central Indiana. Stay weather aware today as strong to severe storms move through during the afternoon and early evening hours.

US National Weather Service Indianapolis Indiana
10/23/2020

US National Weather Service Indianapolis Indiana

A strong cold front will track across central Indiana this afternoon and evening, bringing scattered strong thunderstorms. A few storms may become severe, with damaging winds and large hail the primary threats. Much cooler air will build into the region behind the front tonight and into the weekend.

BCSC adds hybrid option to reopening plan
10/23/2020
BCSC adds hybrid option to reopening plan

BCSC adds hybrid option to reopening plan

The Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. has added a hybrid learning model to its reopening plan as a possible option for schools to use in case of increased COVID-19 spread.“It is another way for our community to understand what is happening with community spread and to see what we might need to...

219 AM EDT Thu Oct 22 2020...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM EDT THIS MORNING...* WHAT...Visibility less than on...
10/22/2020

219 AM EDT Thu Oct 22 2020

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM EDT THIS MORNING...

* WHAT...Visibility less than one mile in dense fog.

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

* WHEN...Until 9 AM EDT this morning.

* IMPACTS...Hazardous driving conditions due to low visibility.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

If driving, slow down, use your headlights, and leave plenty of
distance ahead of you.

Per County Highway:Road Closings for tomorrow, Thursday, October 22nd, 2020250 East, between State Road 7/State Street &...
10/21/2020

Per County Highway:

Road Closings for tomorrow, Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

250 East, between State Road 7/State Street & 400 South, will be closed from 11am – 3pm
900 East, between 400 South & 500 South, will be closed from 8am – 3pm

Indiana Department of Health
10/21/2020

Indiana Department of Health

The latest #COVID19 case information for Indiana is now available on the Indiana Department of Health website.

Here are the updated numbers:

🔹 Total positive cases: 152,396
🔹 Total deaths: 3,790
🔹 Tests administered: 2,574,800

Learn more ➡️ coronavirus.IN.gov

For comprehensive information from Regenstrief Institute, Inc. regarding COVID-19 hospitalizations, click here: https://www.regenstrief.org/covid-dashboard/

Hope Elementary reports first confirmed COVID-19 case
10/20/2020
Hope Elementary reports first confirmed COVID-19 case

Hope Elementary reports first confirmed COVID-19 case

HOPE — Flat Rock-Hawcreek School Corp. is reporting one new confirmed case of COVID-19 from Hope Elementary School from the week ending Oct. 16. The school corporation’s website provides weekly updates on the number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases and student referrals related to masks and ...

S 200 W will be shut down from800 S-950 S. Emergency vehicles will be permitted to pass. Auth REMC
10/20/2020

S 200 W will be shut down from
800 S-950 S. Emergency vehicles will be permitted to pass.

Auth REMC

Indiana Department of Health
10/19/2020

Indiana Department of Health

The latest #COVID19 case information for Indiana is now available on the Indiana Department of Health website.

Here are the updated numbers:

🔹 Total positive cases: 149,166
🔹 Total deaths: 3,727
🔹 Tests administered: 2,533,863

Learn more ➡️ coronavirus.IN.gov

For comprehensive information from Regenstrief Institute, Inc. regarding COVID-19 hospitalizations, click here: https://www.regenstrief.org/covid-dashboard/

The burn ban for Bartholomew County has been lifted as of 10:30 this morning.
10/19/2020

The burn ban for Bartholomew County has been lifted as of 10:30 this morning.

US National Weather Service Indianapolis Indiana
10/18/2020

US National Weather Service Indianapolis Indiana

A front will stall near the Ohio River tonight leading to multiple inches of rainfall possible in areas over the next few days. #inwx

Reminder that a burn ban is now in place for Bartholomew County.
10/17/2020

Reminder that a burn ban is now in place for Bartholomew County.

Red Flag Warning 11 AM-8 PM

Low relative humidity combined with gusty winds and low fuel moisture this afternoon will lead to increased fire danger across central Indiana. Fires occurring under these conditions can spread very quickly. To minimize the danger, avoid outdoor burning and properly discard cigarettes. #INwx #nwsind

324 PM EDT Fri Oct 16 2020...FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 9 AM EDT SATURDAY...* WHAT...Sub-freezing temperature...
10/16/2020

324 PM EDT Fri Oct 16 2020

...FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 9 AM EDT SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 31 expected.

* WHERE...Madison, Delaware, Randolph, Hancock, Henry, Shelby,
Rush, Bartholomew and Decatur Counties.

* WHEN...From 2 AM to 9 AM EDT Saturday.

* IMPACTS...Frost and freeze conditions will kill crops, other
sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor
plumbing.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. To prevent
freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes they should
be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly. Those that have
in-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover above-
ground pipes to protect them from freezing.

The commissioners have signed a countywide burn ban that is in effect immediately and until further notice.  This was do...
10/16/2020

The commissioners have signed a countywide burn ban that is in effect immediately and until further notice. This was done at the request of the county fire chiefs due to the conditions and increase in fire calls.

UPDATE: The burn ban has been lifted as of Monday October 19 at 10:30 a.m.

Effective immediately, the following activities are prohibited in Bartholomew County:
1. campfires and other recreational fires;
2.open burning of any kind using conventional fuel such as wood, or other combustible matter, with the exception of grills fueled by charcoal briquettes or propane;
3. the burning of debris, such as timber or vegetation, including such debris that results from building construction activities; and
4. the use of burn barrels for any open burning at residential structures.

Charcoal from permitted grills shall not be removed from the grills until the charcoal has been thoroughly extinguished.

In addition, we strongly encourage our residents to attend public displays of fireworks and limit their personal use of fireworks to those that do not leave the ground, and that they refrain from using aerial firework devices.

Reference is hereby made to all appropriate laws, statutes, ordinances and resolutions, and particularly to Section 10 14-3-29 of the Indiana Code.

10/16/2020

ENHANCED FIRE DANGER SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING...
Wind gusts to over 30 mph, low humidity, and dry ground will lead
to an increased fire danger Saturday afternoon and early evening.
Avoid open burning if possible Saturday afternoon and early
evening.

.FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 9 AM EDT SATURDAY...* WHAT...For the Freeze Warning, sub-freezing temperatures as...
10/16/2020

.FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 9 AM EDT SATURDAY...

* WHAT...For the Freeze Warning, sub-freezing temperatures as
low as 30. For the Frost Advisory, temperatures as low as 35
will result in frost formation.

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

* WHEN...For the Freeze Warning, until 10 AM EDT this morning.
For the Frost Advisory, from 2 AM to 9 AM EDT Saturday.

* IMPACTS...Frost and freeze conditions will kill crops, other
sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor
plumbing.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. To prevent
freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes they should
be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly. Those that have
in-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover above-
ground pipes to protect them from freezing.

FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 10 AM EDT FRIDAY...* WHAT...Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 30 expected.* WHER...
10/15/2020

FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 10 AM EDT FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 30 expected.

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

* WHEN...From 2 AM to 10 AM EDT Friday.

* IMPACTS...Frost and freeze conditions will kill crops, other
sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor
plumbing.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Rural areas and favored colder spots may
see temperatures fall into the upper 20s.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. To prevent
freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes they should
be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly. Those that have
in-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover above-
ground pipes to protect them from freezing.

Indiana Department of Homeland Security
10/15/2020

Indiana Department of Homeland Security

Trying to avoid using the heater as much as possible while temperatures are shifting?

If you’re using a space heater, or other form of alternative heating, follow these safety tips to ensure it’s not a Fire hazard!

More tips 👉 GetPrepared.in.gov 👈

10/14/2020
Governor Eric Holcomb

Governor Eric Holcomb

Today, I provided updates on the fight against COVID-19 in Indiana. We had some technical difficulties during the update, but you can view the full press conference with better audio here. ⬇️

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