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Water is an essential consideration during a natural disaster such as a Hurricane or Tropical Storm. If you're reading this while a storm is in the forecast for ... READ MORE
The Ornamental and Turfgrass Pesticide Applicators License is for people who apply pesticides to lawns and ornamentals in parks, golf courses, athletic fields, and cemeteries. To obtain this license, pesticide applicators must pass both the ... READ MORE
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Hurricanes and other storms often lead to power outages. As we enter the peak of hurricane season, UF/IFAS food safety expert Keith Schneider shares these ... READ MORE
Hurricane season is from June 1 to November 30, but storms can happen any time the weather conditions are right. Anticipating the arrival of a hurricane or any severe storm strikes fear and anxiety in the people in its path for a good reason. ... READ MORE
Most residents in Florida are very familiar with the word hurricane. How we choose to respond can range from excitement for the weather enthusiast to sheer dread at the thought of constant rain showers, high winds, ... READ MORE
Regardless of a physical or mental condition, we all need to plan for a disaster. It's especially important for those medical needs, and Sarasota County has designated certain evacuation centers for those individuals with qualifying needs.
But, ... READ MORE
In the last post, "Disaster Preparedness: Planning for medically dependent sheltering," we talked about how to register for a medically dependent evacuation center. In this post, we'll look at how to prepare if someone you know has a special ... READ MORE
Peanut, butter open the door!
During the month of October, we will begin the Peanut Butter Challenge so please spread the news! The Peanut Butter Challenge runs from October 1 through ... READ MORE
With hurricane season well under way, it’s important to remember to plan ahead. When it comes to food, you want to be sure that it is stored safely in the event of a power outage. Here are some tips to help ensure that your food is properly ... READ MORE
As Hurricane Ian approaches our area, see the following storm updates from our office. You'll find extension program and event updates, storm prep resources, and local resources here.
Stay tuned to your local news channels, Polk County Emergency ... READ MORE