Category: Disaster Preparation

UF/IFAS Forestry Students Volunteer to Remove Tree Damage in Tallahassee After Hurricane Michael

After Hurricane Michael left the panhandle Wednesday, University of Florida student Ryan Krammes began reaching out to friends to see how he could help their families in the aftermath. Krammes learned his roommate’s family in Tallahassee and another… Read More

Helping Children with Animals Cope with Hurricanes

By Dr. Chris DeCubellis, 4-H Dairy/Animal Science State Specialized Agent, UF/IFAS Extension Introduction Many excellent publications exist that discuss preparing for hurricanes. For those people who live on farms, information is available to prepare livestock animals and farm… Read More

Hurricanes and the Landscape: Last Minute Preparations

When tropical systems threaten you, what should you do?  Preparation in the landscape can be key to protect your investment in your property and personal safety during hurricane season. Prepare Well in Advance One key idea to preparing… Read More

Build Your Financial First Aid Kit

Back in April, I wrote about the importance of keeping personal papers and financial documents secure. I would like to revisit that topic, with particular emphasis on what is called an Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK). Be… Read More