Category: Disaster Preparation

Talking to Your Children About Difficult News

Children’s lives are touched by trauma on a regular basis, no matter how much parents or teachers try to keep the “bad things” away.  Instead of shielding children from the danger of violence or tragedies around us, adults… Read More

Cold Protection of Florida Citrus: Microsprinkler Irrigation

Millions of boxes of fruit and thousands of acres of citrus trees have been lost in freezes and frosts.  More than nearly any other factor, freezes have caused some of the most dramatic changes in fruit supply, availability,… Read More

Winter Weather Events: Preparation and Safety

People in Florida might not consider planning and preparing for winter weather events because of it’s normally mild temperatures.  However, some northern Florida regions experience temperatures below freezing and occasional snow and ice storms during the winter months. … Read More

Teaching Kids the Importance of Keeping Track of Memories (For Disaster and Historical Records Purposes)

There are certain items we possess that have more than just monetary value, and sometimes it is difficult for children to realize this. It is important however, that we teach children the difference between items have a high… Read More

Record attendance at the 2017 Sustainable Communities Workshop

Sarasota County had record attendance at the 12th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop, on Nov. 30 with 183 participants! This is an increase of about 40 percent from last year. We want to thank all of our sponsors, exhibitors, speakers and planning committee… Read More

UF IFAS Extension Agents help in Puerto Rican Agriculture needs assessments following hurricane Maria

The catastrophic weather event named Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rican soil and billions of dollars in damages have been reported thus far. This cyclone ripped through the heart of this American territory and crippled its ability… Read More