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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

UF/IFAS students drive toward Irma’s path to protect citrus experiment

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Some University of Florida students are heading right into the thick of the projected path of Hurricane Irma to collect citrus tree samples as part of an ongoing experiment on citrus greening. As Hurricane Irma… 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

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