Category: Disaster Preparation

Make Saving a Lifelong Habit

Article and Audio Introduction by Samantha Kennedy http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/wakullaco/files/2018/04/Make%20saving%20a%20habit.m4a According to the Federal Reserve, most Americans do not have enough money saved to even cover a $400 emergency.  Many factors contribute to this lack of savings, such as low… Read More

Free Home Management Classes

Residents can attend free classes at the Wakulla and Franklin County Libraries over the course of the spring and summer. Topics for these modules cover a variety of home management topics which include, emergency preparedness, self-protection from fraud,… Read More

Keep Your Food Safe In Emergency

Keeping Your Food Safe During an Emergency by Samantha Kennedy, UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla County Two of the most pressing concerns during and after an emergency are food and water.  The recent series of hurricanes to affect the United… Read More

Hurricane Irma

Need some help getting prepared for what may be a major hurricane and its aftermath? The UF/IFAS Extension publication DISASTERS: PREPARATION & RECOVERY is available free at the UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla County location at 84 Cedar Avenue in… Read More

Prepare For Hurricane Season

By Samantha Kennedy UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Agent Hurricane season officially begins June 1 which means it is time to evaluate and replenish emergency supplies.  A well-stocked emergency kit will make storm response easier… Read More

FREE Handbook, Disasters : Preparation & Recovery

Come by the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Office, 84 Cedar Avenue Crawfordville, FL 32327 and pick up your Free copy of the Disasters: Preparation & Recovery handbook. Hurricane season begins today!  We would like to see your family… Read More

Safe Handling of Food after a Hurricane or Related Disaster

  The follow is a summary of general recommendations to protect the safety of food and water in the event of a hurricane.  It is made available through the State Food Scientists and County Faculty who serve you… Read More

Be Prepared. Be Ready. Stay Safe: National Hurricane Preparedness Week 2014

May 25 – 31, 2014 is National Hurricane Preparedness Week. This week is a good time to prepare your family, property, and pets for severe weather situations. The dangers of a hurricane are numerous:  heavy rainfall, flooding, high… Read More

Tax Breaks on Hurricane Supplies (May 31- June 8)

Several categories of tax reductions were adopted during the 2014 Legislative Session. Breaks will be applied to hurricane supplies starting May 31 and ending June 8. During this time, the following items are: A portable self-powered light source… Read More