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Hurricane Readiness for Families, Consumers, and Pets


May 12, 2022

Hurricane Season runs from June 1st thru November 30th in Florida.  Are you prepared? Have you thought about your important documents, nonfood emergency supplies, medications, pantry needs, food and water supplies and survival of your pets ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Batteries, Battery Operated Tv And Radio, Broward County, Cook, Disaster Meals, Disaster Menus, Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Preparedness And Your Pets, Eating For Good Health, Food And Water Supplies, Food Safety, Foodborne Illness, Hurricane Food Safety, Hurricane Preparedness, Hurricane Preparedness; Helpful Resources; Food Safety; Non-perishables; Menu Planning During A Disaster, Hurricane Season Runs From June 1st Thru November 30th, Important Phone Numbers During A Disaster, Items To Secure, Non-perishables, Nutrition, Pantry Preparation, Pet Needs, Secure Important Documents

Fire Preparedness Matters


October 31, 2021

There are more and more reports in the news about home fires, prescribed burns, unplanned wildfires and other fire hazards around the country and world. Fire preparedness matters in the kitchen, home and in your community. I have a few ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Disaster Preparedness, Evacuation; To Go Bag, Fire Preparedness Plan; Wildfires; Stove Safety; Supervise Children; Supervise Young Children When Cooking; Film And Photograph Contents Of Home, Fire; Fire Preparedness; Fire Department; Fire Extinguisher; Be Prepared;, Indoor Fires; Outdoor Fires; Prescribed Burns; Cooking Safety, Kitchen Fires; Fire Hazard; Air Quality, Prevent Kitchen Fires, Prevent Outdoor Cooking Fires, Stress; Anxiety, To-go Bag, To-go Bag Contents

Important Hurricane Preparedness Resources


August 23, 2021

Hurricane Season is a great time to review available resources to remind us of tips and suggestions to include when engaging in your disaster and emergency preparedness plans. Here are several resources I have compiled for your information and ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Food Safety, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Disaster Anxiety, Disaster Food Safety, Disaster Planning, Disaster Stress, Emergency Preparedness, Food And Water Needs During A Hurricane, Food Keeper, Foodborne Illness, Hurricane Preparedness; Helpful Resources; Food Safety; Non-perishables; Menu Planning During A Disaster, Hurricane Season June 1st To November 30th, Recommended Internal Cooking Temperatures Of Food, Safe Minimum Cooking Temperatures, Self Care, Stocking Your Pantry

Get Your Trees Ready for Storm Season Now!


July 8, 2021

Trees are one of a homeowner's most important assets. They provide beauty to our neighborhoods, enhance property values, shade and cool our homes and reduce our energy bills. They also supply the oxygen we need to breathe. Trees mitigate climate ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Disaster Preparation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Ed Gilman, Proper Pruning Techniques, Pruning, Storm Preparedness, Storm Season, Structural Pruning, Tree Trimming, Trees

Consume Safe Drinking Water During an Emergency


February 17, 2021

Authors: Brenda Marty Jimenez, UF/IFAS Extension, Broward County, Agent IV Amarat Simonne, Ph.D. UF/IFAS Extension, Professor and Extension Specialist Water directly out of your tap may not be safe to drink during an emergency. Boil water ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Bacteria, Boil Water Advisory, Boil Water Order, Boiling Water, Broward County, CDC, Food Safety, Gardening, Handwashing, Public Health, Safe Drinking Water, Safe Water, UF/IFAS Solutions, Viruses, Water For Pets

Hurricane Preparedness: Meal and Menu Planning


June 1, 2020

Hurricane Season runs from June 1 through November 30. We have seen the devastating effects to communities that have been hit hard by hurricanes, which are always a very real threat to Florida. Preparedness is one key to successfully weathering ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition,
Tags: Be Prepared, Boil Water Order, Breakfast, Cleaning Supplies, COVID-19, Dinner, Disaster, Disaster Menus, Disinfectant Wipes, Emergency Food Supply, Face Masks, Food Groups, Food Safety, Food Supply Kit, Hand Sanitizer, Hurricane Food Safety, Hurricane Meal Planning, Hurricane Meals, Hurricane Menus, Hurricane Preparedness During COVID-19, Hurricane Preparedness Matters, Hurricane Season, Hurricane Shopping, Hurricane Shopping List, June 1st To November 30th, Lunch, Menu, Menu Planning, MyPlate Food Groups, Non-perishables, Preparedness, Safe Cooking Water, Safe Drinking Water, Shopping List, Stock Your Pantry, UF/IFAS Solutions

Get your trees ready for storm season!


May 13, 2020

Now is the time to prepare. Trees are one of a homeowner's most important assets. They provide beauty to our neighborhoods enhancing property values, shade to cool our homes reducing our energy bills and plentiful oxygen for us to breathe. ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Certified Arboris, ISA, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Safety, Storm Season, Structural Pruning, Tree Pruning

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension


March 15, 2020

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: COVID-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic

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