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Category: Disaster Preparation

UF/IFAS Economist: Millions in Agricultural Crops at Risk as Dorian Approaches Florida

If Hurricane Dorian makes landfall mid-way up Florida’s Atlantic Coast – as many models predicted Thursday afternoon – the storm could devastate not only Central Florida tourist destinations, but also the region’s agricultural areas, which include significant acreage… Read More

UF Researchers Link Increasing Seasonal Drought to Longer Fire Seasons

By Kim Scotto-Kelley GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new study from University of Florida researchers examines the relationship between wet and dry season length and the potential for lightning-ignited fires. The study, led by faculty from the UF Institute… Read More

Eight Months Later, Reflecting on Hurricane Michael and UF/IFAS Extension’s Role in Recovery

fallen trees after Hurricane Michael

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As each June brings a new hurricane season, the people of Florida begin to ready themselves for any storm that may target the state’s shorelines. Fresh in the minds of many this year, though, is… Read More

Palm Beach and Miami-Dade County 4-H Partners with Boy Scout Troop, Local Churches and Many Other Donors to Bring Hurricane Relief Supplies to the Florida Panhandle

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — After Hurricane Michael left a path of destruction in the Florida Panhandle, members of University of Florida’s youth development program, Florida 4-H, jumped into action doing what it does best: serving the community. Through its… Read More