Category: Disaster Preparation

After the Hurricane: Cleaning Up Safely

After a hurricane there is usually debris, limbs, trees fallen and other property damage. Homeowners can be seriously injured while doing their own tree work.  It is always a good idea to consult a professional before taking on… Read More

Irma is gone, now what? UF experts offer help with safety, insurance

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Now that Hurricane Irma has wreaked havoc and destruction, residents may be wondering what to do first. Angela Lindsey, the UF/IFAS Extension representative for the Extension Disaster Education Network, offers tips on how to… Read More

UF staff track thousands of buildings during, after hurricane

  Sure, you have to worry about your home during Hurricane Irma, wondering if the roof will suffer damage, or the siding will be ripped off. But imagine worrying about 1,298 buildings during the storm? That job falls… Read More

Hurricane Prep: Securing Your Boat

Hurricanes are incredibly violent storms that can bring intense winds, heavy rain, floods, a storm surge, landslides, tornadoes, and coastal erosion. These storms are capable of causing incredible damage, and the key to protecting your boat is planning and preparation…. Read More

In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, UF/IFAS Extension faculty step up as ‘second responders’

Above: Ed Skvarch, director of UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County (left), Garima Kakkar, fruit crop agent with UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie and Indian River Counties (right), and Christine Kelly-Begazo, director of UF/IFAS Extension Indian River County (not pictured), are… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension prepared to help Floridians facing Hurricane Matthew

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension is working closely with Florida’s emergency operation centers to provide emergency information and assistance to those in the path of Hurricane Matthew. “The local UF/IFAS Extension office is… Read More