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Category: Disaster Preparation

Get Your Trees Ready for Storm Season Now!

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… Read More

Wakulla Teens Complete Leadership Camp and Introduction to “CERT” Training

Trailblazing Teens Over five days from June 14 to 18, 27 teens made Wakulla history. They were the inaugural participants in the county’s first Teen Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training course.  The first graduates of the program… Read More

Water Wednesday Recap – Emergency Water Supplies

The Atlantic hurricane season extends from June 1 through November 30.  NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season.  Forecasters predict a 60% chance of an above-normal season, a 30% chance of a near-normal season,… Read More

Water Wednesday Recap – Hurricane Preparedness

The Atlantic hurricane season extends from June 1 through November 30.  NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season.  Forecasters predict a 60% chance of an above-normal season, a 30% chance of a near-normal season,… Read More

Disaster preparedness: consider shelf-stable food safety

As you know, our official storm/hurricane season starts June 1. Have you begun to prepare? A good first step is to look in your pantry for shelf-stable foods. Of course, what IS a shelf-stable food? And, how does… Read More

Hurricane Season Begins: Federal Program Protects Public Safety

Hurricane Season Begins Federal Program Protects Public Safety GAINESVILLE, Fla., June 1, 2021 — Hurricane season officially begins today and the Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP) may be able to help if your area suffers damage from a natural disaster. The… Read More

Hurricane Coming! Learn to Protect Your Forest

Hurricanes and Trees When most people think of preparing property for big storms, they imagine protecting a house: putting up storm shutters, stowing lawn furniture, and filling the bathtub. Most public service messages are aimed at homeowners, too…. Read More