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Hurricane Season: Plan, Prepare and Act - UF/IFAS Extension Orange County (ufl.edu)
El huracán “Ian” que nos dejó un rastro de destrucción a su paso por el suroeste de Florida, atrapó a residentes ... READ MORE
In the wake of Hurricane Ian (or any similar disaster), if you're facing home or property repairs, now is the time to pull out that list of reliable contractors you prepared well in advance of the storm, as noted in our preparedness blog posts.
If ... 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
We have officially entered the Atlantic hurricane season, which runs June 1 through Nov. 30. To help prepare, consumers can purchase qualifying supplies exempt from tax during the 2022 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday.
The sales ... READ MORE
Getting ready to leave Florida and head back north? Well, before you lock the door to head out, it's a good idea to pay attention to some important details.
First, know that you are leaving your home behind just as we begin the hurricane ... READ MORE
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 that relate to food safety? ... READ MORE
In 2018, one in six Americans got sick from eating contaminated food.
That figure comes from a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report. And, remember, that only accounts for reported cases of sickness.
Clearly, food safety ... READ MORE
It might sound odd, but one key element of preparing for a storm is knowing what to do AFTER the storm.
After a disaster, you might be without a range of services on which you normally rely, such as electricity, gas, water and sewer, cell ... READ MORE
One key consideration as you prepare for our tropical storm season is whether or not to evacuate your home, should a storm approach.
Making the decision to shelter in place or evacuate to a shelter—or even travel to another location—can ... READ MORE