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Category: Disaster Preparation

Florida on Fire, a new episode from Naturally Florida

Florida ecosystems have evolved with fire as a part of their system. Without periodic and regular exposure to fire, Florida’s ecosystems often become unbalanced. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the US embarked on a nationwide… Read More

Fire Preparedness Matters

There are more and more reports in the news about home fires, prescribed burns, unplanned wildfires and other fire hazards around the country and world. Fire preparedness matters in the kitchen, home and in your community. I have… Read More

Florida Palm Trees and Pruning

Iconic Florida When folks throughout the world think of Florida, they usually think of alligators, sunshine, palm trees, and hurricanes.  Most long-time Florida residents know what to expect concerning each of these things. The Bad “Haircut” In recent… Read More

New and experienced climate change professionals are invited to collaborate.

We rely on professionals – individuals with special expertise and training, such as biologists or planners to make decisions about best practices to guide development, policies and operations. When it comes to climate change, who is the expert?… Read More

Hurricane Heroes: Nicole Walker

Nicole Walker, director of UF/IFAS Extension Polk County and associate director of the UF/IFAS Extension Southwest District: Even though it’s inland, Polk County has seen its share of damage from hurricanes and tropical storms over the years. Nicole… Read More

Important Hurricane Preparedness Resources

Hurricane Season is a great time to review available resources to remind us of tips and suggestions to include when engaging in your disaster and emergency preparedness plans. Here are several resources I have compiled for your information… Read More