Category: Disaster Preparation

UF/IFAS experts: Hire a certified tree inspector before hurricane season

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Even a Category 1 hurricane – with winds at 74 to 95 mph — can snap trees, so find a certified arborist before hurricane season, a University of Florida landscape specialist says. To make sure… Read More

UF Offers Tips on Preparing Your Home, Family for a Hurricane

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – As hurricane season approaches, residents should take the time now to prepare their homes for storms, said a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension faculty member. According to UF/IFAS Extension Highlands… Read More

Equine Hurricane Preparation

In addition to being equipped for the “normal” emergencies associated with breeding and racing Thoroughbreds, Florida horse owners need to be prepared to handle the fury of a tropical storm and/or hurricane.  Each farm should have a well thought… Read More

Can A Landscape Be Fire-Wise, While Still Achieving Other Goals?

As we hit the peak of the springtime dry season in Florida, it is a time to be extra-aware of wildfire risks. Due to rainy weather in April 2018, we have been fortunate to have few wildfires (so… Read More