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UF experts offer tips for tree, lawn survival post-Irma

As property owners and managers clean up lawns and trees in the wake of Hurricane Irma’s wind and rain, University of Florida experts offer several tips for tree planning and recovery and lawn improvement. Michael Orfanedes, a commercial… Read More

UF expert offers tips on tending to mental health after a hurricane

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  While residents are cleaning up after Hurricane Irma, and many are still without electricity and clean water, it is not unexpected that some are starting to show symptoms of stress. Heidi Radunovich, a psychologist with the University… Read More

Avoiding foodborne illness during hurricane season

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  by Tom Nordlie Protect your family from foodborne illness during hurricane season by following research-based guidelines and common sense, urges a University of Florida food safety expert. As part of Hurricane Irma recovery, take steps to ensure… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension steps up to feed hungry children, babies

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  Laurie Hurner could hear the children and babies crying in hunger in her sleep. The University of Florida IFAS Extension Highlands County director knew she had to feed children left hungry by Hurricane Irma, so she reached… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension critical resource for Floridians impacted by Hurricane Irma

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Before, during and after Hurricane Irma, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension faculty and staff worked tirelessly to help Floridians impacted by the storm. From assessing damage, to rallying volunteers and… Read More

Mental health resources for children after a hurricane

Parenting after a natural disaster (UF/IFAS Extension document) Parent handout related to children after disasters Working with children after traumatic events: http://www.cpeip.fsu.edu/storm/StormresourcesFiles/resourceFile_59.pdf http://www.cpeip.fsu.edu/storm/StormresourcesFiles/resourceFile_60.pdf http://www.cpeip.fsu.edu/storm/StormresourcesFiles/resourceFile_64.pdf Children’s book about being afraid Video of a book from LSU to help prepare… Read More