Nov. 9, 2022 (7 PM) —
The National Hurricane Center has released its latest advisory for Hurricane Nicole: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/#Nicole. Nicole is expected to bring storm surge, high winds, heavy rains and flooding to Florida beginning Wednesday. I encourage everyone to pay close attention to this storm and take all precautions necessary to protect yourself, your family, your property and business.
Wherever you live in Florida, UF/IFAS Extension has resources that can help you make quick and informed decisions about what to do before, during and after the storm.
The Disaster Preparation and Recovery website (http://disaster.ifas.ufl.edu) is a comprehensive guide in English and Spanish that includes the UF/IFAS Extension Disaster Handbook as well as helpful tips, publications, videos and infographics, and contact information for your local UF/IFAS Extension office.
The Florida Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) (https://piecenter.com/resources/fl-eden/) is another great place to go for information. Florida EDEN is part of a nationwide effort of state Cooperative Extension Services to reduce the impact of disasters through research-based information.
You can also keep informed about hurricane response efforts by following UF/IFAS Extension on social media. Use and look for tags @UFIFASNews on Facebook and @UF_IFAS on Twitter.
Just as with all natural disasters, UF/IFAS Extension is ready and positioned to help Floridians ride out the storm, recover in its wake, and prepare for whatever happens next.
Stay alert and stay safe.