Category: Work & Life

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

UF expert offers tips on tending to mental health after a hurricane

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  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — While residents are cleaning up after Hurricane Irma, and many are still without electricity and clean water, it is not unexpected that some are starting to show symptoms of stress. Heidi Radunovich, a psychologist… Read More

UF expert: Protect your family from foodborne illness during hurricane season

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  by Tom Nordlie GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Protect your family from foodborne illness during hurricane season by following research-based guidelines and common sense, urges a University of Florida food safety expert. As part of Hurricane Irma recovery, take… Read More

Hurricane Irma update: Shannon Carnevale, UF/IFAS Extension Polk County – Sept. 18

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Three such shelter residents needed to find a safe place for their pets. Nicole Walker, my county director, received a call from our County Emergency Operations Center asking how UF/IFAS Extension Polk County could help. Nicole, myself, and Janus Morris… Read More