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Hurricane Preparedness

UF/IFAS Hurricane and Disaster Information

The UF/IFAS Disaster Preparation & Recovery website offers resources to help Floridians prepare for and deal with natural disasters. From hurricanes to floods, tornados to thunderstorms, natural disasters can impact our lives with little notice. But there are ways to prepare for them and effectively deal with their aftermath.
This website offers vital information from UF/IFAS Extension, including tips, videos and useful contacts.

http://disaster.ifas.ufl.edu/

Post Hurricane Tree Triage
Post storm damage clean-up in the landscape can be dangerous, and safety should be a priority. Take cautious to not step in standing water while cleaning, as electrical lines can be downed.
Here is a helpful link for tips on helping trees recover from hurricane damage:
https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/media/sfylifasufledu/st-johns/horticulture/pdf/Hort-4–Post-Hurricane-Tree-Triage.pdf

Community Resource Development Resources
https://www.myfloridacfo.com/Division/Consumers/Storm/default.htm lots of great information from Florida’s Chief Financial Officer on a wide variety of subjects including insurance, working with contractors, understanding your rights, road closures, links to state agencies and protecting your business.

https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/food-safety-education/get-answers/food-safety-fact-sheets/emergency-preparedness/a-consumers-guide-to-food-safety-severe-storms-and-hurricanes and https://www.fda.gov/food/food-safety-during-emergencies/protect-food-and-water-during-hurricanes-and-other-storms for food safety guidelines

food safety quick tips
https://www.foodsafety.gov/keep-food-safe/food-safety-in-disaster-or-emergency

generator safety tips
https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/power-outage/safe-generator-use.html

https://safeelectricity.org/power-line-safety-storm/ power line and electricity safety tips

https://frla.org/news-release/statement-on-hurricane-dorian/ and https://frla.org/hurricane-resources/ suggestions and news for the restaurant industry

To file a complaint about an unresponsive property insurer
https://www.myfloridacfo.com/Division/Consumers/needourhelp.htm 

consumer tools to help before, during and after a natural disaster
https://www.consumerfinance.gov/consumer-tools/disasters-and-emergencies/