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Mildew after the Storm? Here are helpful removal tips.

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/ IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/ EFNEP Agent   For those of you who have experienced recent flooding during the storm, it is important that you make sure you clean up properly.  Excess moisture in… Read More

Electrical Systems and Appliances – Cleaning and Odor Removal

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/ IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/ EFNEP Agent An electrician or another person competent in electronics should check your electrical system and appliances before you try to use them.  You can ask your power supplier… Read More

Cleaners and Disinfectants

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/ IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/ EFNEP Agent Household cleaners help remove dirt.  Disinfectants help stop the growth of disease-causing microorganisms  carried in flood water.  Powdered or liquid cleaners and disinfectants are more practical and much less expensive than… Read More

Cleaning Household Linens and Furnishings

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/ IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/ EFNEP Agent Beds:   Due to the complex construction of modern mattresses, renovation is usually not possible. It is best to buy a good used mattress or a new mattress. If a… Read More

Cleaning Household Utensils and Metals

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/ IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/ EFNEP Agent Cleaning, & sterilizing dishes and cooking utensils:  Before using any dishes, pots, pans or cooking utensils that were in contact with flood water, wash and sterilize them. Any… Read More

Family, Youth & Community Sciences Corner

FYCS Corner Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/IFAS Wakulla Extension FYCS/EFNEP Agent II Don’t miss this valuable information!  Check it out!   Finances: Women’s Financial Management Series Health and Food Safety Cross-Contamination of Food Hydration In Hot Working Environments… Read More

Steps to Salvage All-Metal Cans and Retort Pouches

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson Wakulla County FCS/EFNEP Agent Undamaged, commercially prepared foods in all-metal cans and retort pouches (for example, flexible, shelf-stable juice or seafood pouches) can be saved if you do the following: • Remove the labels,… Read More

Safety of Food in Containers Exposed to Flood Waters

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/EFNEP Agent A Consumers Guide to Safety of Food in Containers Exposed to Flood Waters HOW TO DETERMINE WHAT FOOD TO KEEP OR DISCARD • Do not eat any food that… Read More

Steps to Follow During and After a Weather Emergency

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/EFNEP Agent Steps to Follow During and After A Weather Emergency: Never taste a food to determine its safety! Keep the refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible to… Read More

Home Clean-Up and Renovation – Building Damage

Courtesy of Shelley Swenson UF/ IFAS Wakulla Extension FCS/ EFNEP Agent   Check walls and foundations for damage. Much can be done to reverse the effects of high water and to restore even heavily water damaged buildings. Make sure to… Read More