Category: Disaster Preparation

UF Experts: Prepare Your Farm Early for Hurricane Season

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – It’s the beginning of hurricane season, time for farmers in Florida to worry about potential damage from a storm. Every farm and ranch in Florida must have an emergency plan in case of a hurricane, said… Read More

UF/IFAS experts: Hire a certified tree inspector before hurricane season

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Even a Category 1 hurricane – with winds at 74 to 95 mph — can snap trees, so find a certified arborist before hurricane season, a University of Florida landscape specialist says. To make sure… Read More

UF Offers Tips on Preparing Your Home, Family for a Hurricane

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – As hurricane season approaches, residents should take the time now to prepare their homes for storms, said a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension faculty member. According to UF/IFAS Extension Highlands… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension helps Florida homeowners test well water after hurricane

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida IFAS Extension has teamed up with Virginia Tech to offer free bacteria testing for well users affected by Hurricane Irma. So far, five counties—Lee, Pasco, Marion, Sarasota and Clay—are participating. UF/IFAS… Read More

UF/IFAS County Extension director: Be ready to provide information for FEMA aid

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  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hundreds of residents are lining up for assistance from FEMA now that Hurricane Irma has come and gone. But, many may be turned away for not having proper documentation or information. “We want to… Read More

Hurricane Irma update: Lauren Butler, UF/IFAS Extension Okeechobee County – Sept. 18

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Replanting, rebuilding, remarkable Florida agriculture Hurricane Irma made landfall onto Florida’s coasts on September 10, 2017. As she charged her way up the state, Irma left a path of destruction and chaos behind for Florida residents, and Florida… Read More

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

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  BROOKSVILLE, Fla. — 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,… Read More