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Hurricane Heroes: Nicole Walker

Nicole Walker, director of UF/IFAS Extension Polk County and associate director of the UF/IFAS Extension Southwest District: Even though it’s inland, Polk County has seen its share of damage from hurricanes and tropical storms over the years. Nicole… Read More

Timmmberrr! … UF experts try to take subjectivity out of tree-falling assessments

In the eye of hurricane season, you need hardy trees that can withstand the strong winds that come with the storms – and which can topple trees. That’s why University of Florida tree scientists Ryan Klein and Andrew… Read More

Webinar: Septic System Care Before and After A Storm

Floridians are no strangers to hurricanes, with the state facing peak season from August to October. Hurricanes are one of nature’s most powerful storms, producing strong winds, storm surge flooding and heavy rainfall.  When hurricanes dump excessive rain… Read More

Water Wednesday Recap – Emergency Water Supplies

The Atlantic hurricane season extends from June 1 through November 30.  NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season.  Forecasters predict a 60% chance of an above-normal season, a 30% chance of a near-normal season,… Read More

Water Wednesday Recap – Hurricane Preparedness

The Atlantic hurricane season extends from June 1 through November 30.  NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season.  Forecasters predict a 60% chance of an above-normal season, a 30% chance of a near-normal season,… Read More

Disaster preparedness: consider shelf-stable food safety

As you know, our official storm/hurricane season starts June 1. Have you begun to prepare? A good first step is to look in your pantry for shelf-stable foods. Of course, what IS a shelf-stable food? And, how does… Read More

Hurricane Season Begins: Federal Program Protects Public Safety

Hurricane Season Begins Federal Program Protects Public Safety GAINESVILLE, Fla., June 1, 2021 — Hurricane season officially begins today and the Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP) may be able to help if your area suffers damage from a natural disaster. The… Read More