UF Launches One-Stop Resource for Disaster Prep, Recovery
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Floridians preparing for the next Hurricane Irma can visit the University of Florida’s new disaster website for quick tips, videos and more on how to deal with a natural disaster.
Experts encourage users to bookmark the new site, disaster.ifas.ufl.edu, for quick access.
“We’ve integrated all our disaster resources so people could find everything in one place, all online. You can even use it from your smart phone, which can be very useful if you lose power during a storm,” said Angie Lindsey, assistant professor of family, youth and community sciences in UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
Lindsey represents UF in the Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN), which connects disaster educators at Land Grant universities throughout the U.S.
“This new site presents credible, science-based information that can help you and your family stay safe during and after a disaster,” she said.
The site includes:
- An updated UF/IFAS Extension Disaster Handbook
- Tip sheets on preparing your home, farm, boat and more
- How-to videos and infographics
- The latest blog posts by UF/IFAS faculty on disaster preparation
- A directory of UF/IFAS Extension county offices.
The mission of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is to develop knowledge relevant to agricultural, human and natural resources and to make that knowledge available to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. With more than a dozen research facilities, 67 county Extension offices, and award-winning students and faculty in the UF College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, UF/IFAS works to bring science-based solutions to the state’s agricultural and natural resources industries, and all Florida residents. Visit the UF/IFAS web site at ifas.ufl.edu and follow us on social media at @UF_IFAS.