Category: Disaster Preparation

UF Extension gives tips on how to protect livestock during hurricane

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  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — While Florida residents scramble to prepare for Hurricane Irma, agriculture operators are working to make sure their livestock survive the storm. Agents with University of Florida IFAS Extension offer advice on how to safeguard… Read More

UF expert: Keep healthy eating in mind when preparing for hurricanes

By Tom Nordlie Media Contact: Beverly James, 352-273-3566, beverlymjames@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Last-minute grocery shoppers should keep healthy eating in mind when preparing for Hurricane Irma, says a nutrition expert with the University of Florida Institute of Food… Read More

Preparing homes and cultural institutions

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  As Hurricane Irma hurtles toward Florida, it’s important that all individuals and cultural institutions prepare now: Track the storm via the National Hurricane Center, http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/. Monitor the website of the Florida Division of Emergency Management, http://www.floridadisaster.org/index.asp. Gather… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension prepared to help Floridians facing Hurricane Irma

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension is working closely with Florida’s emergency operation centers to provide emergency information and assistance to those in the path of Hurricane Irma. “The local UF/IFAS… Read More

Don’t get burned: Tips for protecting your home from wildfires during drought

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As communities in Florida face a record drought, many residents have been waking up to the smell of smoke from nearby wildfires. And some may even face blazes in their own backyards. “Those most at… Read More