Preventive maintenance is key to preparing for storms. Even our thunderstorms can produce thirty, forty or fifty-plus mile per hour winds. But we are also now concerned with the possibility of a major hurricane making landfall somewhere in ... READ MORE
Are you prepared for disaster? There is more to being prepared than just stocking up. After disaster strikes, it is important to know proper food and water safety to ensure the well-being of your loved ones.
Emergency Preparation (Before ... READ MORE
Are You Prepared for Disaster?
With hurricane season in full swing, make sure you and your loved ones (especially older adults) are prepared. Preparing for disaster, even if it never occurs, is necessary to ensure the safety and well-being ... READ MORE
By: Mia Wilchcombe, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent
As Floridians, it’s important to realize that a natural disaster or other potential emergencies can occur at any time. Everyone should be prepared and develop an emergency ... READ MORE
An important part of a family’s emergency plan is knowing what proper food and water safety precautions to take if hurricanes or other disasters occur.
Follow these tips to be prepared for power outages and keep your food safe.
Place ... READ MORE
Establishing a wind resistant tree canopy is the best insurance when it comes to hurricanes and trees. Trees vary in their strength, generally speaking trees with slow grow are much stronger than fast growing trees. Data collected after numerous ... READ MORE
Buy early and stock up. Sage advice, when it comes to disaster preparations... especially stocking up on food. Whether you heeded that advice or not, there's never a bad time to check your supplies. That's especially true as we near the "season ... READ MORE
Hurricanes are always are threat to Florida each fall. Most Floridians have some experience with hurricanes, but very few of us are truly prepared for a direct hit by a really strong storm. Livestock producers have learned some hard lessons ... READ MORE
We're two months into our hurricane season. Whether you stockpiled early – which is the best approach – or just want to take a closer look, this makes for a good time to check your food supplies, food preparation items, medicines, and more. ... READ MORE
We're in the thick of our hurricane season, and many of you have prepared for a storm to swing our way. But, in the swirl of activity in gathering papers and first aid supplies and flashlights and the like, it's easy to overlook one critical ... READ MORE