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Fire Preparedness Matters


October 31, 2021

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 a few ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
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Wind & Sabal palmetto in advance of a storm

Florida Palm Trees and Pruning


October 26, 2021

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 ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Disaster Preparation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Management, Horticulture, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Correct Palm Pruning, Hurricane Cut, Palm Fronds, Palm Pruning, Photosynthesis, Pruning Sabal Palmetto, Wind Mitigation With Palms

Important Hurricane Preparedness Resources


August 23, 2021

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 and ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Food Safety, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Disaster Anxiety, Disaster Food Safety, Disaster Planning, Disaster Stress, Emergency Preparedness, Food And Water Needs During A Hurricane, Food Keeper, Foodborne Illness, Hurricane Preparedness; Helpful Resources; Food Safety; Non-perishables; Menu Planning During A Disaster, Hurricane Season June 1st To November 30th, Recommended Internal Cooking Temperatures Of Food, Safe Minimum Cooking Temperatures, Self Care, Stocking Your Pantry

Get Your Trees Ready for Storm Season Now!


July 8, 2021

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 mitigate climate ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Disaster Preparation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Ed Gilman, Proper Pruning Techniques, Pruning, Storm Preparedness, Storm Season, Structural Pruning, Tree Trimming, Trees

Water Wednesday Recap – Emergency Water Supplies


June 16, 2021

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 ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Food Safety, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: #WaterWednesday, Emergency Water Supply, Hurricane, Hurricane Preparedness, Safe Drinking Water, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang

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