Category: Disaster Preparation

Irma is gone, now what? UF experts offer help with safety, insurance

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  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Now that Hurricane Irma has wreaked havoc and destruction, residents may be wondering what to do first. Angela Lindsey, the UF/IFAS Extension representative for the Extension Disaster Education Network, offers tips on how to… Read More

UF Extension director offers tips on getting post-hurricane help

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  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hurricane Irma has done her worst, and now residents are left to pick up the pieces. But, help is available if residents act quickly, said Gene McAvoy, University of Florida IFAS Extension Hendry County… Read More

Agricultural and coastal assessment – Updates from the field

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This page features agricultural and coastal assessment updates from UF/IFAS experts throughout the state. Bridget Stice, UF/IFAS Extension Polk County agent – Sept. 13 “I visited several ranches today. Thankfully, the destruction from Irma was minimal, considering. There is… Read More

UF staff track thousands of buildings during, after hurricane

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  Sure, you have to worry about your home during Hurricane Irma, wondering if the roof will suffer damage, or the siding will be ripped off. But imagine worrying about 1,298 buildings during the storm? That job falls… Read More

Mental health resources for children after a hurricane

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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